2015 Quinta Quietud
How wonderful and unique this is for the Netherlands. Internationally renowned. A full spicy wine with a minute long aftertaste. Many (and much more expensive) wines can't compete with this. If you want something unique then definitely try it. Made by the house Quinta de la Quietud which has been operating completely biologically since 2002. This wine is also fully biologically worked during cultivation and production, so no fertilizer or poison, but just pure nature. The wine is allowed to mature for 18 months in French oak (60% new and 40% old) and is a wine with character.
The bull (Toro) tamed? As a wine region, Toro is known for its alcoholic and powerful wines. Oenologist Jean François Hébrard, with experience in Bordeaux and Côtes du Rhone, found the challenge here to create tasty and well-balanced wines in an ecological way. Toro has a dry, rural climate, with temperatures between -13°C and 40°C, at an altitude of +/-700m and a sandy topsoil with a deep clay bottom layer. Grape is Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). With the necessary know-how beautiful complex wines. Quinta La Quietud is without a doubt one of the absolute top in Spain. It is Tinta de Toro (100%) The domain has 22 hectares of vineyards and is grown organically.
The age of the vines ranges from 15 to 80 years old. The yield is therefore no higher than 20 HL/HA.
Powerful aroma, super concentrated with baking fruit, minerality of the terroir, toast from the barrel maturing; with aging the wine develops a subtle animality. The mouth is powerful, very full, fleshy and juicy. Lots of black fruit and firm tannins. Pure class! This wine is only lightly filtered to preserve a maximum of aromas and flavors and thus shows a little deposit. So put the bottle upright for a while beforehand.
Preferably decant several hours in advance! Pour into large, wide glasses.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|