Quinta de Quercus, Tempranillo, DO UclesQuinta de Quercus
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Region: Uclés, Northern Castile, Spain
Vineyard and Viticulture:
Produced from the best parcels of the Quinta de Quercus estate: 24,3 HA “Camino Las Morras” and 20,9 HA “Viña Ocaña”. Both are hillside plantings of around 30-year-old Tempranillo vines, studded with centenary oak trees and farmed sustainably to achieve perfectly balanced vines. Yields are typically around 2 kg per vine.
Grapes hand-harvested, de-stalked and each parcel is vinified separately in small, stainless steel tanks. Maceration times are decided upon by tasting, tank by tank, with manual pumping-overs, but may last between 21-30 days. 100% of the wine is aged in 300L French and 225L American oak barrels (25% new) for 12 months.
Intense nose combining aromas of blackberries, rosemary and hints of spicy clove. Full-bodied and concentrated. Juicy fruit and muscular tannins are balanced with fine oak complexity and vibrant acidity.
This complex wine is great with bbq, rich red meat or game dishes or hard cheese. It is drinking well, but will keep for at least a further ten years.