Pagos de Anguix

Prado Lobo 2017

Ribera del Duero

Download

Prado Lobo, the deepest of the Pagos de Anguix wines. Made exclusively from the Tinto Fino varietal (Tempranillo), the vines grow in calcareous clay soils ideally equipped to maintain the roots at the perfect moisture level during the driest months of the year. This age-worthy wine was aged for 24 months in extra fine grain French oak barrels and shows full aromatic richness. The wine is structured, succulent, and balanced, revealing a harmonious encounter between maturity and freshness that is long, seamless, and deep.

Vineyard

The vines, which are 35 to 40 years old, are planted on Calcareous clay soil ideally equipped to maintain the roots at the perfect moisture level during the driest months of the year. The yield control in the vineyard is exhaustive, drastically limiting the production with very severe cluster thinning to achieve maximum quality. Cold nights allow for slow ripening, while late harvest help reach full phenolic ripening. Patience and wisdom have resulted in elegant wines that express the authentic richness of this exceptional terroir. All the grapes are harvested by hand, selecting the best bunches with optimal balance in flavor, sugar levels, and acidity.

Winemaking

The team performs an artisanal and low-intervention style of winemaking. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected before being destemmed and transferred to stainless steel tanks. A 15-day maceration is carried out at a low temperature of 42°F, before fermentation, allowing for the delicate extraction of color and flavor compounds from the grape skins without extracting the bitter and harsher tannins. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred to French extra fine grain oak barrels to age for at least 24 months. By carefully selecting the barrels that are most suitable for each specific parcel and vintage, the wine will be able to mature in the optimal way.

Vintage

A vintage marked by brutal late April frosts causing a drastic reduction in yields (up to a 90% drop in production in some areas). The grapes were particularly concentrated yielding wines that are fruit-driven and concentrated, but with soft tannins. It was crucial to harvest relatively early to maintain freshness.

Tasting Note

An age-worthy wine, deep red in color with garnet hints. The nose offers distinct ageing aromas imparted by fine wood, with notes of vanilla, tobacco, spices, and a subtle balsamic nuance. As the wine opens up, it reveals the full aromatic richness of a short, well-ripened harvest, with notes of black fruit and liquorice. Remarkably elegant as it unfolds across the palate, displaying tamed tannins and a freshness that adds vivacity. The finish is surprisingly long and persistent. An age-worthy wine that will improve with bottle aging over the next 10 years.

Color

White

Grape Varieties

Tempranillo

Appellation

Ribera del Duero

Farming

Organic

Alcohol

14.5%

Suggested Retail Price

$65

Trade Materials

Other Wines by this Producer

Ocho Dos Dos

Ribera del Duero

Ocho Dos Dos which translates to ‘822’ in Spanish, stands for ‘822 meters of elevation’ (2,700 feet). It represents a fresher and more modern style, revealing the character of Tempranillo: Currant and blackberry aromas, with great freshness and soft tannins.

Costalara

Ribera del Duero

This is a wine made for lovers of truly emblematic Ribera del Dueros that will gain complexity with a little bottle age.

The rocky surface of the soil, combined with calcareous clay beneath, gives this red wine its balanced profile and fruit-laden character, with a predominance of red fruit complemented by balsamic and liquorice notes, and a slightly spicy nuance. It is a powerful, structured wine with aromas of fine wood (vanilla and white pepper notes) and ripe black fruit.

Barrueco

Ribera del Duero

Barrueco is mostly aged in French oak for more than a year, which contributes to the profile of this intense wine with nuances of red and black fruit embellished with floral, balsamic, and vanilla notes. A magnificent wine that will improve with bottle ageing over the next 10 years.