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- Guía Peñín 96/100
- Parker score 93/100
INFORMATION OF INTEREST Artadi Quintanilla 2017
Colour: Clean, clear and bright. Maroon color with ruby reflections, presenting a medium - high layer intensity. Very nice to see.
Aroma: The nose emphasizes its great personality and structure. Concentration of freshness surrounded by wildly ripe and sweet fruit. Balsamic and slightly spicy sensations, give it an exceptional naturalness and definition.
Taste: Entering in the mouth with fullness, a sincere and very natural wine is perceived. Perfectly integrated tannins with a certain sensation of sweetness. Post taste long, fresh, defined and perfectly balanced.
Quintanilla is a new Artadi red linked to its range of parcel wines. It was born in a vineyard planted more than 60 years ago in the same place where there was an old medieval town whose remains can still be seen.
Vineyard located in Elvillar de Álava, 585 m above sea level, planted in 1951. Set on medium-calcareous clay-calcareous soils with the presence of hard lime and sandstone bedrock at about 70-75 cm. Surface: 1.13 Ha. Maximum respect for the environment, absence of pesticides and herbicides. Organic viticulture.
Vinification in open tanks with cold maceration for 24-48 hours and fermentation for 10-12 days with a daily treading and a little pumping over. Malolactic in oak. Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.