Pago de los Capellanes wine

Wines from Pago de los Capellanes winery

Since this adventure began, the married couple Rodero-Villa, surrounded by an exceptional team and advocating for a very particular way of conceiving wine, has now managed to fulfil their dream that goes back to 1980. The dream of making Pago de los Capellanes achieve quality recognition national and internationally, with modern profile wines, with Atlantic, elegant and tasty hints, produced with enough expertise, so they always carry their Castilian origins with them.

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Pago de los Capellanes Crianza 2018

A Ribera de Duero wine with great nuances and balance

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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Pago de los Capellanes Finca El Picón 2015

Exquisite and powerful Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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Pago de los Capellanes Finca El Picón 2012

Exquisite and powerful Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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Pago de los Capellanes El Nogal 2016

A unique Tempranillo from exceptional vintages

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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Pago de los Capellanes Reserva 2017

A Ribera del Duero classic

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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Pago de los Capellanes Crianza Magnum 2018

A Ribera de Duero wine with great nuances and balance

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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O Luar do Sil Godello 2020

The purity of the Godello variety

Spain   D.O. Valdeorras (Galicia)

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O Luar do Sil Godello Magnum 2020

The purity of the Godello variety

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O Luar do Sil Godello sobre lías 2019

A deep and complex white from Pago de los Capellanes

Spain   D.O. Valdeorras (Galicia)

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Pago de los Capellanes Doroteo 2015

A tribute to the cherished legacy of Pago de Capellanes

Spain   D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)

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More about Pago de los Capellanes

Nowadays, some of the greatest wines in Ribera del Duero have an excellent reputation thanks to the efforts of some families, who throughout their long or short history have maintained two primary requirements: quality and personality.
As proof, we have the outstanding career that the Rodero-Vila and their team have shown since the very beginning. They chose to establish themselves in Ribera del Duero in 1980, specifically one kilometre away from the village of Pedros de Duero, in Burgos. This village is located within Pago de los Capellanes, a region that had a parish back in the 14th century, where the chaplains ("capellanes") offered masses and prayers in exchange of small plots of land.  However, in 1855, with the arrival of the disentailment of Mendizábal, the properties of the church and the clergy were given back to the council. Nonetheless, the inhabitants of Pedrosa carried on calling the place Pago de los Capellanes. Here, there were vines and a vineyard (locally called "majuelo") which were cultivated for years by several generations. It has become one of the most popular family-run wineries in Ribera del Duero. First Bodegas Rodero-Villa and now, Pago de los Capellanes.

History of the winery

The farm Los Capellanes is located in the surroundings of a group of eight century-old walnut trees, which form a rectangle and act as a cloister. The preservation of these eight trees situated in the vines was the reference point for the location of the winery. Since the beginning, they chose to use a pattern that enhanced this feature in the shape of a patio, developing the different parts of the winery around it.

The first stage was built in 1996, by an engineer from Logroño who designed and developed the first building following traditional lines. A rectangular building was erected on the west side of the walnut tree patio. This is the entrance of the grape harvests and the fermentation deposits. 
In 1999 they decided to continue with the project, with a style that was more in line with the changing times.The construction works were entrusted to the architect Jesús Manzanares, who with the help of Estefanía Rodero, their daughter, who is also an architect, started to draw up the project of the buildings that are now part of the winery's complex. The project concluded in 2010 with the construction of the social building, which is the element that joins all the parts of the winery. It is located on top of the ageing winery, with a horizontal and pure layout, integrated with the natural landscape. Gatherings, visits and human relations are carried out in this part of the winery. It is a diaphanous space that frames spectacular views through large glass windows. It suggests a smooth and friendly way to access the winery. The entire winery currently has 8000 built square metres.

Work philosophy

Both the winery and the vineyards were expanded, so the Rodero-Villa family is currently the owner of 125 hectares of vineyard, all in espalier and of Tinto Fino, divided into 35 plots that go through production separately.

Although initially there were only a few selected vines, year after year they have multiplied with the best clones of Tinto Fino and some degree of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Therefore, Pago de Capellanes is currently divided into 35 plots, where each one receives a personalised care depending on its features to obtain the best fruits from them.
Also, during the months before the harvest, daily sample checks are carried out on each plot, picking grapes in the morning and the afternoon, analysing the evolution of the vines, pressing one hundred berries from each plot and studying their ripeness. The vineyards yield 5,000 kg of grapes per hectare, which is well below the 7,000 kg allowed by the Regulatory Council of Ribera del Duero. This guarantees better quality and the control of the raw material.

The ageing process is carried out in an underground cellar with a draft of 10 meters depth where the wines rest in new 1 to 3-year-old French oak barrels, with a selection of 22 types of oak according to their origin: Allier, Nevers, Centre, dried outdoors for 24 to 60 months, and with different levels of toasting.

Wines from the winery Pago de Capellanes

Pago de los Capellanes produces five wines: Joven Roble, Crianza, Reserva and two cru wines, Nogal and Picón, the most special wines, but they are only produced and marketed in exceptional harvests. For example, the first vintage of Nogal was 2003. Later on it was also produced in 2005 and 2006, but not in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Then, it appeared again in the vintage of 2010. On the other hand, the first vintage of Picón was 1999, but it was not produced in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Then, it appeared again in the 2004, 2009 and 2010.

We must note that all the productions processes for Pago de los Capellanes wines are similar. Among them is the spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. It means that they take place without adding any selected yeasts and without adding bacteria in the malolactic fermentation. For this reason, the winery has yeast starters with local yeasts from the area.

Then, during the vatting, daily pump-overs and punch-downs are carried out to control the density, temperature and evolution of the yeast population. During the malolactic fermentation, the rates of malic and lactic acid are controlled. When the malic acid is below 0.1 gr/l, the racking is carried out separated the lees. Then, without filtering, clarifying or refrigerating, the wine is directly transferred to barrels, and after it is aged, it is filtered through open-pored cartridges before bottling.

Pago de los Capellanes Roble is made with Tino Fino from 20 vineyard areas. It is left five months in new 300-litre French oak barrels. It is a wine with intense aroma,of floral and red fruits, that is blended with the lactic and vanilla hints of its brief stay in wood barrels. It is ample, elegant, lingering and velvety in the mouth, without losing the vividness of the young wines of Ribera.

Pago de los Capellanes Crianza is born from a coupage of 18 plots of Tinto Fino, with an ageing time of 12 months in medium-toasted French oak barrels. It has a very honest aroma, with a good fruit/wood balance, blending vanilla notes and ripe, black and red fruits. The notes of leather and liquorice stand out in the mouth, with a smooth transition, but with fine tannins that give a finishing touch in the mouth and a long and elegant aftertaste.

Pago de los Capellanes Reserva is born from two plots of Tinto Fino and aged for 18 months in medium-toasted French oak barrels. It is complex to the nose, with hints of ripe fruit, especially cherry, currant, cassis, in harmony with the notes of excellent woods, spices (vanilla, coconut) and a liquorice background. Great balance in the mouth, with a tasty transition, sweet thanks to the ripeness of its tannins and zesty because of its excellent acidity.

Pago de los Capellanes "El Nogal" is a wine produced from a 6-hectare plot of Tinto Fino, from a clonal selection of Finca El Picón, planted on clayey-calcareous soils, and aged of 22 months in four types of new French oak barrels. It is an opulent and immersive wine, with aromas of fresh flowers and fruits, vanilla, cocoa, roasted, new leather, sandalwood and spices; with a meaty palate, powerful and complex, with a long, intense aftertaste of very ripe grape, and round and noble tannins.

Pago de los Capellanes "El Picón" comes from a two-hectare plot with a clonal selection of Tinto Fino from Finca El Picón, planted on clay lome soils with gravel on the surface, and aged for 26 months in new French oak barrels made of selected grain wood. We can sense the first balsamic aromas, blackberries and the undergrowth characteristic of the Ribera, with traditional spice touches of French oak, such as cinnamon, leather, tobacco, truffle and black liquorice. Complex when it enters the mouth, with sweet tannins that immerse the palate and cover it with an extraordinary roundness. Long and persistent. It is an excellent aged wine.

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