2018 Veronica Ortega Quite (750ml)
The Quite is her entry-level Mencia from fruit from trusted purveyors (only about 20,000 bottles made).
"This is a red that is perfect for the by-the-glass market: the 2018 Quite is light and perfumed and has the Atlantic freshness of the 2018 vintage. It starts off a little reductive, and decanting it in advance could be a good idea if you pull the cork any time soon. 2018 has been a slow-developing vintage—the wines are evolving slowly, and this feels very young and tender. It's floral and elegant and has less alcohol than any other vintage, so it's a little lighter and more delicate and subtle. They harvested slowly, the vinification process was paused and the development of the wine quite slow. This has a velvety texture, but it always has structure, juicy berries and very fine tannins. 18,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019. 93 points" - Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate, June 2020)