Viñedos y Bodegas Pablo
Established in Almonacid de la Sierra in the autonomía of Aragon and passed down through various branches of the family since the late eighteenth century, Viñedos y Bodegas Pablo’s current incarnation comprises around 100 hectares of vines anywhere from 30 to upwards of 100 years old. The dry, high-altitude conditions (grapes are grown between 550m and 750m above sea level) allow for a minimum of treatments, and hard pruning and green harvesting ensure yields are kept to a sensible level. The entire crop is hand-harvested. The D.O. here is Cariñena, which is the Spanish name for Carignan (and likely the origin of that variety’s name)—although paradoxically relatively little Carignan is grown there today.