Vino de Pago Mixed Case
VINO DE PAGO MIXED CASE: New Vintages and Prices (IMAGES NOT YET UPDATED)
MV DOP Vino de Pago: Ripe berries –blackberries and blueberries– together with notes of wood, toast, spice and, in the background, an earthy aroma. It is soft on the palate, pleasant and very balanced, with an intense cherry red colour and eye catching dark crimson nuances. The blended varieties of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo change every year in search of the best grapes of the vineyard.
Chardonnay DOP Vino de Pago: White fruit aroma presence together with some honey and pastry notes. The Chardonnay is unctuous and luscious in the mouth, but always fresh, light, pleasant and with a very long finish. A burgundy style rounded wine, unctuous and flavoursome in the mouth, but always fresh, light and pleasant, with a long aftertaste.
Syrah DOP Vino de Pago: It displays an amazing cherry red colour with purplish rims. On the nose it is very intense with a mix of ripe fruit jam, black olive and toasted notes. Mouth-filling, big and robust. Despite its intensity it has a perfectly exquisite finish. Optimal enjoyment at 16ºC.
Cabernet Sauvignon DOP Vino de Pago: It is regarded by many the best Cabernet in Spain. The winery’s longest established variety produces a wine as elegant as it is complex. Its more than 25 years old vines together with a late harvest and a perfect ripening produce a wine rich in balsamic notes, spices and minerals. Smooth but powerful on the palate, always leaving a long finish.
Petit Verdot DOP Vino de Pago: Intense cherry red 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 developing in a long and full finish. Graphite, the main mineral characteristic in Petit Verdot, is present all the way through. Bianca’s favourite!
What is a Vino de Pago? It is a Spanish niche appellation system since 2003, that can only apply to individual vineyards or wine producers rather than an entire wine region. As clearly explained in Decanter "To become a certified pago, there are several requirements: the pago needs to be owned by the winery who produces the wines, the pago has to be within a registered DO, and the pago has to demonstrate unique characteristics that make it worthy of receiving the status".
Juliusz had the opportunity to taste these wines by Dehesa del Carrizal when visiting the Fenavin wine fair last year. He loved them, we got samples, tried them along with our good friends Harry and Tom, who were as excited as we were at the beauty and quality of these wines. So here they are. Don't just take our word for it... We thought you may like a mixed case offer to try them out yourselves!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.https://www.dehesadelcarrizal.com/en
A new Vino de Pago Mixed Case, 5 high-quality, distinct wines expressing the best of their varietals, the winemaker’s skill and the importance of terroir