2018 Veronica Ortega Quite

Mencia - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020

This is a red that is perfect for the by-the-glass market: the 2018 Quite is light and perfumed and has the Atlantic freshness of the 2018 vintage. It starts off a little reductive, and decanting it in advance could be a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Mencia
Country Spain
Region Bierzo
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Veronica Ortega Quite, a Mencia varietal red wine hailing from the enchanting region of Bierzo, Spain. This wine exudes elegance and sophistication, captivating both the senses and the imagination.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep, alluring red color that hints at the depth and complexity that awaits. The nose is greeted with a delicate bouquet of floral notes, which dance harmoniously with the Atlantic freshness of the 2018 vintage. Upon opening, a touch of reduction is evident, suggesting the need for decanting to fully unlock its potential.

The 2018 Quite is a testament to the slow-developing nature of the vintage, with the wines evolving at a leisurely pace. This particular vintage showcases a lighter and more delicate character, boasting a lower alcohol content than previous years. The meticulous harvesting process, along with a paused vinification process, has resulted in a wine that is young, tender, and full of promise.

On the palate, the Quite showcases a velvety texture that caresses the taste buds, while maintaining a firm structure. Juicy berries take center stage, their vibrant flavors intertwining with the wine's fine tannins. The overall experience is one of balance and finesse, with each sip revealing new layers of complexity.

Produced in limited quantities, only 18,000 bottles of this exceptional vintage were crafted. It was bottled in August 2019, allowing the wine to further develop and mature. The 2018 Veronica Ortega Quite is a true gem that is sure to delight wine enthusiasts and novices alike.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points, further confirming its exceptional quality. Parker's tasting note highlights the wine's floral and elegant nature, as well as its lighter and more subtle character compared to previous vintages.

Indulge in the captivating allure of the 2018 Veronica Ortega Quite, a wine that encapsulates the essence of Bierzo and the artistry of its talented producer. This wine is a must-have for any discerning wine collector or enthusiast seeking an extraordinary experience.