Carramimbre, or ‘wicker path’ in ancient Spanish, is the name of one of the vineyards owned by Bodegas Pignon in the Ribera del Duero; situated at the bottom of a short hill, where an ancient castle still stands. Some of the vines here are as old as 50 years old. The vineyards sit on the ‘Golden Mile’ of the Ribera del Duero (which is, in fact, 15km long) stretching along the Duero valley from the town of Peñafiel, down to Tudela de Duero. Here, the Bodegas rubs shoulders with many prestigious and iconic neighbours (Alion, Vega Sicilia etc)
All processes are handled by the Bodegas themselves, from budding to bottling, with the same group of local farmers harvesting each year. This allows a great deal of control over the final wine at the discretion of the resident oenologist.
The Crianza is aged for 12 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels, whilst the Verdejo is entirely unoaked.