Petit Verdot DOP Vino de Pago

£30.50

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Style

Balsamic Notes, Bold, dark berry aromas, Licorice, Long Finish

Grape

Petit Verdot

Producer

Dehesa del Carrizal

Origin

Spain, Castilla La Mancha

Designation

DOP Vino de Pago

ABV

15.5%

Vintage

2020

Size

75cl

Wine Production

Vegan

The Petit Verdot DOP, a vino de pago, shows an intense cherry red colour with hints of blue. On the nose it reveals notes of berry, liquorice and also balsamic notes

On the palate Petit Verdot DOP is fresh and smooth, with ripe tannins developing in a long and full finish. Graphite, the main mineral characteristic in Petit Verdot, is present all the way through.

It can be kept in the cellar for up to 15-20 years. To experience all its nuances it is best served between 15º and 16ºC.

The Petit Verdot DOP, vino de pago, derives from a grape deep-rooted in Bordeaux which, due to its late ripening, fits perfectly in Dehesa del Carrizal's particular climate. The winery's youngest vineyard has a long and excellent future ahead.

This wine presents an intense cherry red colour with hints of blue. On the nose it reveals notes of berry, liquorice and also balsamic notes. On the palate it is fresh and smooth, with ripe tannins and a long and full finish. Graphite, the main mineral characteristic in Petit Verdot, is present all the way through.

It can be kept in the cellar for up to 15-20 years. To experience all its nuances it is best served between 15º and 16ºC.

Dehesa del Carrizal

Dehesa del Carrizal estate is placed in the middle of the Montes de Toledo, near the Cabañeros National Park, between Tajo and Guadiana basins.

Dehesa del Carrizal is a Vino de Pago, the highest category according to Spanish wine law. It is a DOP (Denominación de Origen Protegida – Protected Designation of Origin) reserved for those few wineries and vineyards which carry out the whole process –from the grape to the bottle– within the limits of the Pago or estate. The unique location, soil and climate are the key to obtaining exceptional wines.

Winery Dehesa del Carrizal

According to the Vineyard and Wine Act 24/2003 of July 10th, a pago is “a rural site with particular edaphic and microclimate characteristics which differentiate it from its environment and where wines of singular features and qualities are obtained. Besides, the grape production, the winemaking and the bottling must take place within the pago strictly following the production rules stated by the specific ministerial decree for each pago”.

It defines the exact production process for each of the wines to be approved by the regional and the national authorities and finally by the European Union. Therefore, the pago has the same rank as the Consejo Regulador or regional governing body.

Production

The whole production takes place in the estate under strict quality control standards. It consists of several stages: harvest, transport, cooling, selection and fermentation. The entire process is carried out with the greatest care so that the grape remains intact, ensuring the quality from the vineyard to the deposit.

Aging

After fermentation, our wines are ready to be placed in our stock of French oak barrels. They are made by different coopers and possess different toasting levels according to each wine’s individual requirements. There they rest and continue to take shape.

Barrel storage aims at aromatic finesse and tannin power, our wines’ natural allies. Humidity and temperature conditions are always kept under control. Winter cold favours the precipitation of the more unstable components of the wine, while higher summer temperatures accelerate the chemical reactions and allow for the wine to evolve in softness. Every 3 or 4 months we carry out the decanting: we carefully transfer the wine to a different barrel in order to separate the lees sediment from the clean wine. This way the wine gains a significant limpidity by means of a natural decanting process.  At Dehesa del Carrizal, a third of our barrel stock is renewed every year.

Assemblage

The different lots fuse together into something superior to the sum of the components. This will take place after the wine is poured into the barrels. Nevertheless, we think about it ever since we start tasting the lots coming from different allotments. Each variety and/or each allotment contributes its distinctive feature, eventually creating a highly complex and extremely balanced wine.

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The Petit Verdot DOP, a vino de pago, from a grape deep-rooted in Bordeaux, due to late ripening, fits perfectly in Dehesa del Carrizal’s particular climate.