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Pago de Santa Cruz

Pago de Santa Cruz
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Respectful agriculture
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Pago de Santa Cruz
Red wine Barrel. 18 months in American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Red wine Barrel. 18 months in American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 15.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Pago de Santa Cruz

Pago de Santa Cruz is a red wine from the appellation of origin Ribera del Duero produced by Viña Sastre, in La Horra (Burgos).

This outstanding winery, since being established in 1992, Viña Sastre have positioned themselves between ecological and biodynamic agriculture.

Pago de Santa Cruz is produced 100% from the varietal Tempranillo. The grapes originating from old vines up to 64 years of age, planted on a slope on the river Duero, at an altitude of 810 meters.
There is a no use policy of herbicides, pesticides or mineral fertilizers of any kind used for the cultivation of the vines.

For production, Pago de Santa Cruz undergoes a traditional winemaking process. After being macerated and fermented, this red wine is aged in American oak barrels for 18 months.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Wild pig, Deer, Large game, Lamb stew, Beef, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Pago de Santa Cruz

After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn. The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time. The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
Sight Cherry red with garnet refractions. Nose A large aromatic intensity with presence of red fruits and ripened black fruit. Vegetable, mineral and toasted notes. Taste Full bodied, fruity and complex. Enveloping and unctuous with memories of red fruit. Very long and persistent finish.
Sight Cherry red Nose On the nose it is very complex with persistent notes of red fruits, hints of mineral and timber. Taste On the palate it is elegant, tasty and well-armed.
2010 started with heavy frosts in winter and spring, causing a delay in the commencement of the growth cycle. Above all, this situation marked the vintage with a low yield harvest. This delay of the growth cycle was offset by a slightly mild but good ripening. This fact resulted in wines with greater structure, floral wines with very ripe fruit in compote, a little less acid than the 2009 vintage, but with an excellent quality and with a long life ahead. The low production and the excellent ripening helped classify this vintage as excellent.
Sight Intense red cherry colour with delicate purple reflections. Bright and clean wine with a high layer. Nose Intense and persistent aromas. Its abundant notes of ripe red fruit with a touch of liquor are mixed with spicy notes (vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon). When it opens out, the noble toasted aromas and the hints of cocoa are released while the milky notes wrap the whole set in a nice creaminess. Elegant mineral background. Taste Elegant, tasty and embracing wine. The aromas felt on the nose become concentrated, expressive and very balanced. It has a velvety, tasty mid palate with a good acidity and ripe tannins, which still need some time to finish polishing. Very long and persistent finish with an elegant mineral aftertaste. A great wine from the Ribera del Duero.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 95
  • Suckling 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 95
  • Parker 92
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 95
  • Decántalo 93
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 95

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Hermanos Sastre

Ribera del Duero wine is one of the most prestigious wines in Spain. Red wines made with Tinto Fino variety grapes, with highly complex aromas, fine on the palate and with a great storage capacity. The wines of Ribera del Duero present a perfect balance between the vividness of the fruit and the refinement of the wood, which has led to them obtaining a well-deserved international acclaim.

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