WINE OF THE MONTH!

December 1, 2022 by PWM

2019 QUINTA DE LA QUIETUD TORO

CORRAL DE CAMPANAS - ESPANA

$20.00 BTL.

      96 pts. – PENIN!  It’s been over Five long agonizing years since we have seen the wines of Quinta Quietud in the United States but the wait was worth it. 

THE ESTATE:  Quinta de la Quietud is a rather new winery (their first vintage was 2000) yet the youngest Tempranillo vines on their estate are over 80 years old. Located in the Spanish region of Toro, which is the western extension of Ribera del Duero. Characteristically, Toro wines are the largest scaled, fullest-bodied expression of the Tempranillo grape in the world. Along with Vega Sicilia (Pintia), Numanthia & San Roman, Quietud (owned & made by the owners of the famed Bordeaux Cheval Blanc) makes up the best of the best that Spain has to offer. The 2019 vintage in Toro, as well as the rest of Spain, is outstanding offering up big, lush, layered, round wines that can be enjoyed right off the bat or laid away for decades. Best of all is that by importing this direct from winery to our store we can offer it for the same price that we offered the 2004!! 

Quietud’s 2019 single vineyard Corral de Campanas was produced with Tinta de Toro grapes from a picture perfect year that delivered a healthy crop. The grapes are organically farmed from their estate vineyard in the villages of San Román de Hornija and were vinified by plot in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. It matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 12 months. The 2019 has to be one of the finest vintages here to date; the oak is perfectly integrated, and the freshness and balance will make it develop beautifully in bottle. It has ripeness and black fruit and is spicy, with a touch of licorice and ink. This wine has a lot of everything!