Quinta de Aves Coupage 2017

17.99 14.39

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Description

Quinta de Aves’ Coupage is an estate blend of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Graciano, the four red grapes grown on this 500 hectare reserve that serves as a stopping point for migratory birds.

Grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness, vinified separately, then aged separately for 9 months in French and American oak barrels. The final ‘coupage’ is assembled to reflect the balance of the estate, expressing the qualities of each varietal, with elegance and the signature minerality of Campo de Calatrava.

Fairly full in colour and body, the nose is an intense fusion of ripe fruit fruits and new oak, blackberry and raspberry intermingling with vanilla, pepper and other spicy notes. The fruit leaps to the fore on the palate as well, juicy red berries backed up by ripe tannins, savoury leather and wood notes, and flecks of nutmeg and clove.

Serve with smoked meats, charcuterie and mature cheeses.

  • Rich, fruity, structured
  • 750 ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2023
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Producer: Quinta de Aves

Quinta de Aves is located in the Campo de Calatrava region south of Madrid, a large estate of 500 hectares although less than a sixth of this is vineyards. The rest of the estate is open farm, bush and lagoons, the birds adorning the winery's labels symbolic of the 100+ different bird species that inhabit and migrate through it.

Campo de Calatrava is in fact a volcanic field of more than 5000 square km, with volcanic activity recorded as recently as the 18th century. This makes the topology of the landscape and the soil type of the vineyards unique and highly distinctive in Spain, the volcanic rock imparting minerality to the vines, grapes and the resulting wines.

The whites here are particularly impressive, as good as many a Rueda and Rias Baixas we've tasted, with that minerality a signature.

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