Pago de los Capellanes
PAGO (from the Latin Pagus): a particular district of land or inherited land, especially with vineyards and olive groves.
Founded in 1996 in Pedrosa de Duero, in the province of Burgos, Pago de los Capellanes was the Rodero Villa family's first wine growing venture and was recently announced as one of the 100 top wineries in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine.
Page de los Capellanes are based in an area of the Ribera del Duero that is especially fortunate in terms of climate and soil. A recent analysis by Ferran Centelles for Jancis Robinson confirms this, based on tasting notes for pinpointing the best vineyard areas in the appellation.
The notable difference of more than 20 degrees between day and night temperatures favours the grape ripening process, boosting their alcohol content, colour and tannins, as well as helping to keep a very well balanced acidity.
The soils are mostly composed of clay, gravel and sand, providing natural drainage for the vines and natural reserves of moisture and temperature. This produces velvety wines with a strong structure and minerality.
The red wines are made with the native Tempranillo variety, characterised by the thick skin that protects the fruit from extreme local conditions and produces intense wines in terms of colour, structure and tannin content.