Veronica Ortega, Quite - Bierzo 2018
100% Mencía (13% alc.)
Veronica is based in Valtuille de Abajo, and this wine comes from various parcels of organically tended vines around the village (averaging 80yo) planted in the typical sandy, red clay soils (where there is quite a high iron content) giving a yield averaging 25hh. Veronica’s father was a bullfighter and Quite is a bullfighting term meaning to offer a helping hand. Given a 15-day cuvaison and aged for seven months, half in 800ltr amphoras and half in 2-3yo barrels, it has an excellent texture, most attractive mulberry and brambly fruit and floral hints with some liquorice, nutmeg and herbal notes. So delicious and easy to drink.