2020 Zetian by Ordonez Tempranillo Ecologico Old Vines

9.95 8.22
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region La Mancha
Winery Victoria Ordonez
Year 2020
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2021 - 2025
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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 value for money

The vineyard is located on Pleistocene soils, formed by pebbles and gravel of alluvial origin, of a quartzitic nature, as well as shale and sandstone. The geological and climatic conditions of these areas are ideal for the cultivation of these old vines because here it is necessary to work through the vine and take effort to root deeply. The climate here is characterized by great differences and extremes with hot and dry summers and very cold winters with little rain. For these reasons, among other things, the vineyard hardly needs any care, which makes organic cultivation possible and it is not surprising that certified organic wine cultivation started here.

Bodegas Zetian's consultant and oenologist is the well-known winemaker Victoria Ordonez - also known as the "Queen of the Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel" but she also makes trips to other regions when she finds unique vineyards. A well-known example is the Pasajara Verdejo from the Rueda and now also this Zetian from La Mancha.

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 delicious fruity red wine with a modest alcohol percentage of 13%. A delicious red wine to 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 certified Organic and Vegan.

Vineyard for 2020 Zetian by Ordonez Tempranillo Ecologico Old Vines

Victoria Ordoñez born and raised in Malaga is no stranger to the wine world. In 2004 she started producing wine in Malaga together with Alois Kracher With. When Alois died in 2007 she decided to start her own and most personal project with her son and this is the making of some very unique wines from the very old vineyards in the mountains of Malaga. Victoria was the winemaker from 2016 her son Guillermo Martin joined the company. Guillermo is an agricultural engineer and has worked at Kracher, Bodegas Jorge Ordóñez (Málaga) and Bodegas Avancia (Valdeorras).

The wines are very unique and unprecedentedly beautiful and is something no one has done before. This is also understandable because the area is very inhospitable with very old but also very small vineyards where you can only work with mules. The wines of Victoria such as the MONTICARA, La Pasajera Verdejo, LA OLA DEL MELILLERO and the VOLADEROS you should definitely watch as (white) wine lovers because this is of an extremely high level and since 2018 there has been an insane brut based on Pedro Ximenz launched the Las Olas del Melillero Sparkling Rosé Brut Nature. They are currently in many Michelin restaurants such as:

Dani Garcïa (2 Michelin Star)
José Carlos García (1 Michelin Star)
La Cabaña (1 Michelin Star)
Quique Dacosta (3 Michelin Star)
Abantal (1 Michelin Star)
Casa Mono (2 Michelin Star), one of the most prestigious Michelin Star restaurants in New York has included all the four wines: LA OLA, LA PASAJERA, MONTICARA and VOLADEROS.
La Finca, Casa Pepa (2 Michelin Star)

Cuchara - Lommel (1 Michelin star)
Jardin Tropical - Knokke (1 Michelin star)
Slagmolen - Opglabbeek (2 Michelin star)
Hertog Jan - Zedelgem (3 Michelin star)
Valuas - Venlo (1 Michelin star)
Delicees - Dordrecht
Restaurant Zarzo (1 Michelin star)
The Table - Hamburg (3 Michelin star)
Schlossberg- Baiersbronn (2 Michelin star)

Only problem is that only a very limited number of bottles are made (read: often less than 2000 bottles) because the vineyards are very small (less than 1ha).

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region La Mancha
Winery Victoria Ordonez
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan Yes
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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