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2018 Quintessa

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Winemakers Note

Very few formats are available : -Halves in OC12 @ 55 EUR -Mags in OWC1 @ 240 EUR -Double mags in OWC1 @ 530 EUR 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, texture, and ageing potential. Herebelow a link to an introductory video to Quintessa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqlTdMGI58Q The Vintage Coming on the heels of five warm years, the 2018 growing season was even and balanced, beginning with bud break occurring two weeks later than the previous year. The moderate weather set the pace to create healthy canopies and a vineyard graced with mild conditions, a lack of extremes, and an abundance of high-quality fruit. The harmony of the 2018 season allowed for a deeper understanding of how we can continue to evolve our biodynamic farming practices to support the vines growing on Quintessa’s diverse soils. Mild weather conditions persisted through harvest, producing clusters of perfect ripeness and acidity, with time for phenolics and flavors to develop without the pressure of increasing Brix. A long and almost leisurely harvest ensued, with time for precise decisions that are evident in the purity and refinement of the 2018 Quintessa. Tasting note The 2018 Quintessa is a wine of perfect harmony, with deep flavors and elegant layers that are apparent even from a young age. Intense aromas of cassis, black cherry, and raspberry intermingle with savory notes of sage and thyme; the 2018 Quintessa continues to unfold as notes of dark chocolate, graphite and fresh tobacco mingle with the fresh fruit.Precise and dense, the wine shows supple tannin that play with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and crushed rocks. The 2018 Quintessa has a perfect balance of fresh acidity followed by bright fruit and minerality at the finish that portends unparalleled aging potential. Oak : 100% French, 76% new Time in Barrel : 22 months DEMETER certified

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


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