Info about the wine
100 % Tinta de Toro from vines planted between 1960 and 1988.
Spontaneous natural fermentation without the addition of sulphur, in open thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Partial maceration for 15 to 18 days with two manual pumpovers per day. Aging for 24 to 30 months in new and used 225 l French oak barriques.
Muted purple red with black reflections and garnet lightening towards the rim.
Full and juicy with lots of sweet fruit, the 2016 Quinta de la Quietud Reserva presents itself on the nose. Sweet black cherries, pickled blueberries and crème de cassis make the start. This fruit cocktail is topped by noble dark chocolate and floral finesse, reminiscent of violets. Just as clearly as the charming fruit and the chocolaty hints, we encounter toasted notes reminiscent of dark tobacco, vanilla and coconut due to the previous ageing in barrique. Bay leaves and rosemary give it a fresh touch.
On the tongue, the fruit unloads with sweet and charming hints, accompanied by a great spiciness, a tremendous tannin structure and a lot of bite. You involuntarily think back to that wonderful evening when you were sitting in the vineyard, the sun was setting and François Herbrard served Iberico pork from the charcoal grill. With the barbecue season approaching, this beautiful powerhouse is best drunk slightly chilled. The balcony and my grill are already calling!
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Pork loin with pimientos de padrón
- Entrecôte of beef with sea salt, olive oil and potato-aubergine gratin
- Tartlet of blue cheese with dark chocolate and berry compote
Contains sulphur, albumin or gelatin
Quinta de la Quietud
Quinta de la Quietud, Camino de Barcdales, Apartado de Correos nº34, 49800 Toro-Zamora / Spain, Organic certificate: ES-ECO-016-CL