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Quite

Veronica Ortega

Quite Bottle
Appellation
Bierzo
Variety
Mencia
Age of Vines
80 years old
Farming
Organic
Soil
Clay, sand, slate
Altitude
530 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in tank, gentle maceration lasting 12 days
Aging
8 months in neutral 225L French oak barrels (50%) and 800L amphorae (50%)

Overview

When Veronica Ortega settled in Bierzo, she acquired several plots of old-vine Mencia near the village of Valtuille de Abrajo on sandy and clay soils. After a few vintages of just making a single wine from these vines, ROC, Veronica began to discern that the sandier plots were more expressly and delicately floral and benefited from a shorter time in barrel. From this realization, Quite was born in 2012. Since thisĀ first vintage, Veronica has continued to seek ways to emphasize the innate qualities of Quite – she now destems the fruit entirely, ferments in tank, has shortened the maceration, and employs 800L amphorae for aging a portion of the wine.

 

Ratings & Reviews

92

2015 Quite

Source: WA

92

2015 Quite

Source: JS

91

2013 Quite

Source: VM

Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • Appellation
    Bierzo
  • Proprietor
    Veronica Ortega
  • Winemaker
    Veronica Ortega
  • Size / Elevation
    5 hectares / 530 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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