PAGO DE LA JARABA

La Mancha D.O.

Pago de La Jaraba is a family owned winery built at the heart of La Mancha, which was established with a clear objective: to magnify the quality of La Jaraba wines (wines born from the Spanish concept of “Vino de Pago”, similar to the Château concept), and to share these with winelovers! They join a generation of innovative wineries which are quietly transforming the Spanish wine scene, delivering superb wines at a great value.

While they can trace a history of notable regard for wines grown on the estate back to the mid-1700's their current goal is to produce flag-waving examples of the new “modern-traditional balanced” wines coming out of Spain.

They follow traditional, sustainable methods, selecting species and varieties that are well suited to the site and to the conditions on the soil; so in addition to the 80 hectares of vineyards they also grow cereal crops – wheat and barley as well as sunflowers, almond, pistachio and olive trees. Further they raise their own flock of sheep on estate scrub/forest both to enhance and protect soil quality through the incorporation of sheep manure as organic fertilizer and for production of artisian Manchego cheese.

Appellation
La Mancha D.O.
Location
La Jaraba (historic estate situated between the towns of Villarrobledo and El Provencio, in the very heart of La Mancha)
Owner
Gaspar Fernandez
Winemaker
Pedro Antonio del Toro assisted by Jose Benito and Francisco Fernandez
Varieties Grown
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Graciano, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Hectares/Age of Vines
80 hectares / 18-21 years old
Altitude/Soil
700+ meters / sandy, clay, chalky, pebbles, limestone
Farming Methods
Traditional methods / Sustainable agriculture