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A second, much smaller Pago de Carraovejas venture in Ribera del Duero, Milsetentayseis sources grapes from Fuentenebro (Burgos), home of some of the highest vineyards in the appellation. The project has been named after its highest plot, located at 1,076 metres above sea level with spectacular views over the region.

Since 2008, Carraovejas has actively searched for fresher areas to offset the effects of climate change. As their vineyards in Peñafiel (Valladolid) lie on a south-facing slope, the new vineyards have been planted high up on the moorland and in Espantalobos, the opposite, north-facing slope.

Having bought grapes from purveyors in Fuentenebro since 2006, the Ruiz family was well aware of the personality of the area, so it was just a matter of time that they started exploring its potential and decided to bottle the results. Aside from the elevation, another distinctive feature is the deep red, clay-ferrous soils, rich in mica, quartz and feldspar -these minerals were all extracted until not so long ago as it is evident by the remains of open cast mines. The land is irregular, with hills, canyons, some steep slopes...

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