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More about Felix Callejo
The Tinta del Pais finds its perfect environment in the lean altitudes. Deep limestone in the soil is covered in parts only by a thin layer of clay. The wines do not need deep roots to be supplied with minerals. The serious differences in day and night temperatures in the vineyards between 800 and 950 metres above sea level are style-defining and a blessing. This is the only way for the Tinta del Pais to preserve its significant acidity, which stands up to the tannin and the power of the wines.
In the past and today
While Felix with his wife Pilar While in the 90ies, no trip went unused and they filled their suitcases with wine bottles for presentation, today, the conditions are completely different. Due to the pioneering spirit of the parents' generation and their tireless efforts to showcase their wines on many stages, a foundation has been laid in the cradle of the young generation. Four of their children run the winery today. All of them are trained oenologists or economists, so that the company is well positioned in terms of wine quality as well as economically.
Beside smallest quantities Merlot plays even today only their variety - the Tinta del Pais - the main role.
The Flores de Callejo offers uncomplicated drinking pleasure for everyday life. Juicy, fruity and concentrated without seeming cerebral. The Gran Cajello is a great example of its origin, grape variety and style. Ribera del Duero as it could hardly present itself better.
The white grape variety Albilo Mayor comes in small parts in the red wine Parajes de Callejo before. The Albilo complements the Tinta del Pais as a stabilizer and contributes a boost of minerality. The El Lebrero, a single-varietal Albilo, offers a varied aroma. Chalky, stony nuances meet structure and feel from the Mash stand time. A great food companion.
Written by Marian Henß
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