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Callejo, Majuelos de Callejo, Ribera del Duero 2016

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Winemaker Notes “Majuelo is a traditional Castilian word used by our grandparents to refer to vineyards, usually small, distributed strains irregularly and always on marginal, poor land.
From here comes the idea of making this wine, from a selection of Tinto Fino in gravel soils, which are marginal and very poor soils, with a little vigor, achieving a perfect balance giving very fine and elegant wines, with a long journey in time.
This wine transported us to our childhood, when all the grandchildren helped our grandmother Daría in the vintage of her Majuelos in Sotillo de la Ribera.”

Tasting Notes
Violet cherry color well covered. The nose is complex and very aromatic. Great elegance which include notes of plum, blueberry, blackberry, pepper, thyme, cocoa powder, fine leather, leaves, aromatic woods. The mid-palate is very juicy, large, fresh and of great structure and balance, sensations of red and black fruit, floral, underbrush, cinnamon, nutmeg, pastry notes. Long finish primary, dairy and spicy.

The Technical Part
Our vineyard is located in the village of Sotillo de la Ribera, on the northern edge of the Duero River Valley. We have 60 ha. divided into 25 plots distributed in a profile that goes from 830 m. in the lower parts up to 930 m. in the highest. This situation within Ribera del Duero, offers us soils of different geological origin. The ecological management, respecting each soil, allows us to create wines with soul, authentic and full of the expression of each land.

Tinto Fino from our vineyards: Nogales (parte arriba), Montecillo (parte arriba), Arenales (parte pinos)
• Type of soil: Gravels.
• Altitude: 870-890 m.
• Yield: 1,9 kg/vine
• Manual picking in small boxes; two sorting tables. Gravity system.
• Natural yeast.
• Aging in new French Oak: 18 months
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Bodegas Felix Callejo is a family winery founded in 1989 by Félix Callejo. It's the second generation, Cristina, José Félix, Beatriz and Noelia Callejo who continue this exciting legacy. The experiences in other wineries of both José Félix (Petrus - France, 1999; Torres - Chile, 2000) and Noelia (Araujo - Napa, 2007 and 2010; Cobos - Mendoza, 2008) provided the basis for further developing a philosophy dump on the soil and to be Vignerons.
In the year 2000, they began to work in an ecological way in their vineyards, a clean, respectful viticulture, full of life for the soils and therefore for their wines.
This step, made them and makes them return to the past to be able to look to the future. Observe their surroundings, the landscape that surrounds them, the culture that they have acquired thanks to their ancestors always linked to the world of wine and the authenticity of the land.
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Country/Region Spain/Ribera del Duero
Critics Review 96 points Guía ABC. Vintage 2016 96 points Guía Gourmets. Vintage 2016 94 points Tim Atkin MW. Vintage 2016 93 points James Suckling. Vintage 2016 90 points Guía Peñín. Vintage 2016
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