Pago de Larrainzar is a dream came true. It is a thrilling project that aims to reflect our professionalism, values and identity in extraordinary wines.
Pago de Larrainzar is the result of Miguel Canalejo dream, who loves his land and since childhood has been linked to the world of viticulture and wine making. This estate has belonged to the family for the last 150 years and they love it deeply and try to obtain the best wine from its soils.
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Larrainzar family acquired an extraordinary estate in Ayegui which is adjacent to the Irache Monastery, at the foot of the Montejurra Mountain and on the famous St. James’ Way (Camino Santiago). It was in this estate that Luis Larrainzar, the great-grandfather of the founder of the Pago de Larrainzar Winery, established a vineyard of Tempranillo grapes and a small winery with limited production that was awarded a gold medal in the wine competition held in connection with the 1929 World Exposition in Barcelona.
In 2001, Mr. Canalejo decided to realize the dream that he had been developing over the past years: to “create” new wines in his family’s land and offer the world a personal product. Two of his children accompany him in the project: Miguel Canalejo Lasarte, as technical director, and Irene Canalejo Lasarte, as marketing and sales director. In addition, they are advised by renowned experts on viticulture and enology, such as the prestigious enologist Ignacio de Miguel Poch and the vine specialist Mr. Lissarrague.
It is a modern family-run winery, based on the integral management of the vineyard and the winery that uses the best grapes as the basis for making red wines, with a strong personality and in line with current tastes and limited production. Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, from different clones and stocks, are the grape varieties that cover the vineyard’s 17 Has.
We believe in blending the wines made from a single harvest. Blending starts with dozens of different potential wines created by the use of different varieties, tank sizes, barrels and toasting levels of the French oak barrels that are renewed every three years. A refined task to which our prestigious wine maker, Ignacio de Miguel, contributes with his know-how.
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