2020 Zetian by Ordonez Tempranillo Ecologico Old Vines
The vineyards are located in the Sierra de la Calderina in Montes de Toledo. This region belongs to Castilla and is a Spanish geographical indication for Vino de la Tierra wines in the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha known for its wines with excellent price/quality
The vineyard is located on Pleistocene soils, formed by pebbles and gravel of alluvial origin, of quartzitic nature, as well as slate and sandstone. The geological and climatic conditions of these areas are ideal for the cultivation of these old vines because they require working through the vine and deep rooting. The climate here is characterized by great differences and extremes with hot and dry summers and very cold winters with little rain. Partly for these reasons, the vineyard hardly requires any care, which makes organic cultivation possible and it is not surprising that certified organic wine cultivation has started here.
Bodegas Zetian's advisor and oenologist is the renowned winemaker Victoria Ordonez - also known as the "Queen of Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel" but she also makes trips to other regions when she finds unique vineyards.
The Tempranillo grapes come from very old vines and are harvested manually with fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled low temperature of 22oC with a 15-day maceration. The wine is then aged for 6 months in oak barrels.
This fruity, very accessible Zetian is fresh and ruby red in the glass. Fruity on the nose, with plums and strawberries infused with some smoky notes. The oak is very well integrated. Nice, long, pleasant aftertaste. This is a wonderfully fruity red wine with a modest alcohol percentage of 13%. A delicious red wine to enjoy with a drink and the Spaniards like to drink these wines slightly chilled. The wine is also perfect with red meat, stews with meat, a BBQ and pizza. The wine is Organic and Vegan certified.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag