Carravid

"My signature wine, with 18 months of barrel, very concentrated, intense, long in mouth with a long life ahead of it." —
Migel Angel Penalba, winemaker
Appellation
Ribera del Duero D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Altitude/Soil
850 meters / sandy loam over calcareous clay
Farming Methods
Organic methods (undergoing certification), incorporating Biodynamic practices
Harvest
hand harvested on Oct 1-2 in relation to the lunar calendar and with respect to biodynamic "fruit" day
Production
2 day cold maceration, fermented with native and cultured microbes, 10 days with skins, malolactic conversion in barrel
Aging
Aged 18 months in 50% new, French oak and 50% used, American and Hungarian oak barrels
Suggested Retail Price
$30
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Carravid 2014
93 (VM) 92 (WE) 90 (JS)
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93 Vinous Media Lurid violet. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blue fruits, vanilla, licorice and oak spices. Smooth, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering concentrated boysenberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors that betray no rough edges. Closes supple and broad, displaying an echo of sweet vanilla, harmonious tannins and strong persistence. Fermented in small stainless steel tanks followed by malo and 18 months of aging in a combination of new and used French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. 2021 – 2025
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
92 The Wine Enthusiast Ripe, meaty aromas of black fruit and oak announce a well-made wine with nice balance between ripeness and structure. Its creamy and a bit thick on the palate, offset by hard tannins. It finishes with chocolaty oak and savory berry flavors. Drink this serious red through 2026.
June 2018
90 JamesSuckling.com There's a dark plum and slightly raisined edge to the nose. This has a wealth of dense, rich tannins and the palate adds a chocolate-like thread to powerfully rich, dark berry fruit. Drink now.
August 2018
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Carravid 2015
92 (WE)
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92 The Wine Enthusiast Ripe modern aromas of black fruits and fine oak set up a flush palate with density and smooth tannins. Chocolaty oak flavors are wrapped around blackberry and plum notes, while this is savory tasting and doesn't hammer away on the finish. Drink this excellent Tempranillo through 2025.
November 2018
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