Pago de las Encomiendas Winery Founded in 2007 in Tierra de Barros, Extremadura
Pago de las Encomiendas is a winery present in Tierra de Barros, in the southern stretches of Extremadura. Pago de las Encomiendas was established in 2007 and used the training, techniques for viticulture and winemaking of their past generations. Pago de las Encomiendas Winery uses modern techniques and architecture to produce quality wines. They use gravity as a significant part of their process to reduce mechanical stress on the wines, highlighting fresh and subtle flavors and aromas.
The area around Pago de las Encomiendas has perfect environmental conditions. The vines experience a continental climate with vast differences in temperature between day and night. The amount of nutrients in the soils at Pago de las Encomiendas are ideal for the growth of vines. Mostly during the night time, the grapes relax, which leads to proper ripening.
Grapes at Pago de las Encomiendas Winery are harvested during the nightime, when the temperature is optimum, for having a high-quality, cool grapes to process.
Wines are Aged in French Oak Barrels at Pago de las Encomiendas
Harvest workers at Pago de las Encomiendas Winery pick the grapes during the nighttime when the temperature is optimum. The best grapes are then put into boxes and transported to the winery. Care is taken so that the skins are not crushed and deteriorated. In the gravity porcessing system, the grapes are made to fall by their own weight, not through harsh pumping methods. This helps to avoid unwanted crushing and damage to the grapes. Aging of the wine is done in French oak barrels at an ambient temperature. Biodynamic winemaking and aging processes helps hold the structure of the wines. This ensures that wine retains their characteristic aromas and tastes. Only natural fertilizers and organic products are used at Pago de las Encomiendas.
Tempranillo, Graciano, and Syrah are Cultivated at Pago de las Encomiendas
The vineyards of Pago de las Encomiendas Winery produce different varieties of grapes including Tempranillo, Graciano, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cateyana. The best quality grapes go into the production of their famous red, white, and rosé wines.