Dark garnet color. Refined and complex bouquet
displaying maturity and elegance with cherry, red
fruit, clove and balsamic notes. Powerful yet
graceful on the palate, the tannins are completely
assimilated into the fruit and the acidity melts
seamlessly into the background. The finish is
effortless and silky smooth. -Kim Clougherty
of wine: Red
Ribera del Duero
Bodega Páramo de Corcos
Páramo means literally “bleak plateau” in Spanish.
Páramo de Corcos is a zone within the D.O. Ribera
del Duero specially designated because of its
particular characteristics. The plateau is 950 m
above sea level with a strikingly harsh, extremely
arid climate. The terroir is a well-drained rocky,
sandy loam with a deep layer of clay subsoil.
Bodega Páramo de
Corcos has 28 hectares of vineyards on this
inhospitable, harsh terrain. The native Tempranillo
grape is well-adapted to this tough environment and
the Camarero Bajo Family, led by Javier and Lourdes
and followed by their children Encarnación,
Francisco Javier and José Maria, have been producing
wine in the region since before the existence of the
D.O. Ribera del Duero.
The family’s winery features state-of-the-art
technology including small fermentation tanks to
allow the grapes from each individual plot to be
vinified separately. Everything is, of course,
temperature controlled to capture the natural
flavors present in the fruit.
The Reserva is only made in the best vintages. The
grapes undergo a cold soak prior to fermentation and
allowed to macerate for 29 days after fermentation.
The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks.
After vinification, the wine is aged for 18 months
in 90% French oak and 10% American oak.