Casajus Antiguos Vinedos (750ml)
Ribera del Duero
Bodegas J. A. Calvo Casajus is located in Ribera del Duero. It is owned and operated by its namesake, Jose Alberto Calvo Casajus. It is literally a one-man operation with Casajus also doubling as his village’s baker.
Produced from 100% Tempranillo, this wine shows rich aromas with hints of minerals, blackberries, spice and licorice. Cherry and raspberry play into full tannins and a long finish.
Organic Tempranillo grapes from vineyards planted in and around 1920 in Quintana del Pidio, a quaint village in the heart of Ribera del Duero. Since the grapes are harvested by hand, it is possible to do a grape selection right in the vineyard and then collect the grapes in small stainless steel trays. Once in the winery and after the destemming process the grapes fermented in small stainless steel tanks to assure proper control of temperatures and progress of the fermentation. The wine aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels knitting perfectly the light toast from the barrels with the bright fruit from the Tempranillo varietal. Then the time in bottle will bring refinement and harmony to the wine for years to come.