Rich, round and very juicy. Cherry red in colour with intense vanilla, floral and red forest fruit aromas. On the palate, this wine has a full and velvety texture with plenty of elegant dark fruits and very good length.
Pago de los Capellanes is one of the classic wineries of the Ribera del Duero appellation. Founded in 1996 by husband and wife Paco Rodero and Concha Villa, their daughter Estefanía is now working full-time for the company. After initially flirting with some Cabernet plantings, Pago de los Capellanes now works exclusively with the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) variety.
Located in Pedrosa de Duero (Burgos), the Capellanes estate is situated around a group of eight centuries-old walnut trees that form a rectangle, much like a cloister. Like other properties in the region, this one once belonged to the Church, and the winery’s name is in fact a nod to the chaplains (capellanes) from the parish of Pedrosa, who used to frequent the place back in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The Rodero-Villa family owns 125 hectares of Tinto Fino vines, all of which make use of trellis systems. The vineyard is divided into 35 plots that are vinified separately; yields are limited to 5,000 kilo/ha. The ageing process takes place in an underground cellar, designed by architect Jesús Manzanares, with a depth reaching 10 metres. The wines rest in 22 different types of new French oak casks (one to three years old), selected based on their origin (Allier, Nevers, Centre), dried outdoors for 24 to 60 months, and toasted.
|Appellation||Ribera del Duero|