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2017 Quintessa

$396.00
  • From our International Marketplace - Dispatch within 4 months. Distributed by CVBG
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Winemakers Note

When founders Agustin and Valeria Huneeus first set eyes on the diverse landscape that would become the Quintessa Estate, they knew they had the opportunity to plant a vineyard for the ages. To this day, they maintain a holistic approach to their stewardship of the land in order to ensure that every action is thoughtful and sustainable. This includes organic farming from the very creation of their vineyard, and then biodynamic. Their holistic approach goes beyond just vine growing, to encompass the whole estate, thought as a complete ecosystem, whose life and diversity will enrich the character of the fruits. Quintessa is a real "Cru", producing one wine, authenticly Napa, but crafted with a singular focus on freshness, and ageing potential. We have known Quintessa, and the estate's team for many years. We are extremely confident that is the right time for them to join our September campaign, and to become a real distribution success. Herebelow a link to an introductory video to Quintessa : https://vimeo.com/355881415 Blend : 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Carmenére, 1% Petit Verdot Oak : 100% French, 76% new Time in Barrel : 22 months Vintage Notes : The 2017 growing season began with record rainfall through the winter, producing deep soil moisture. With a mild spring following, the growing season began on schedule—bud break and bloom occurring within their typical time frame and resulting in beautiful uniformity across the vineyard. As the year progressed, 2017 became a warm growing season, similar to 2013 and 2015. Still, ripening continued on an average pace, with veraison occurring at the end of July. A warm Labor Day weekend kicked the harvest into high gear: Picking on the Quintessa estate began on September 11 and was completed on October 7. Wine : The 2017 Quintessa is eloquent in its message. The wine is powerfully structured, with an elegance to its tannins, and notable layers of complexity that reveal themselves as the wine opens in the glass and as it ages in the bottle. The aroma begins with lovely black cherry and cassis coated with dark chocolate. Notes of thyme and sage interplay with hints of cinnamon, cedar, and incense. The wine develops on the palate with lively acidity that offers balance to graceful layers of red and black fruit. Savory nuances of tar and tobacco follow, through a long, lingering finish marked by fine tannin. Combining structure and drive with elegance and finesse, the 2017 Quintessa is a memorable vintage.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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