Friday, 1 September 2017
Quãdis Joven 2015 14.5%, Barbadillo
Dense black red fading through black cherry to pink at the rim.
Full, ripe, jammy fruit; cherries and plums mainly with faint balsamic traces and hints of spice. It is deep and fairly intense, quite serious for a young wine with distinct notes of ripeness, none of which takes away from the youthful zest.
Loaded with ripe fruit; cherries, plums, brambles yet quite full bodied with a light texture and faint mineral and balsamic notes. As a young wine there is very little tannin, but just enough to give it feel and structure on the palate. A charmer with a more serious side.
The name Quãdis comes from an ancient name for Cádiz and the wine is the result of 20 years' work to make red wine good enough to represent it. The Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo and Tintilla grapes used to make this wine are grown in the albariza soils of the firm's 250 hectare Gibalbín vineyard and the vines are about 12 years old. Harvesting was done at night and by machines fitted with de-stemmers and the grapes were harvested according to ripeness over 30 days. A three day cold soak at 5C followed before fermentation in separate stainless steel tanks with specially selected yeasts according to grape variety. The wine was then stabilised and bottled after settling in tank without any oak ageing. This is a Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz sold as a joven (young wine), which is lovely slightly chilled, and they also make a crianza (oak aged) version. Quãdis was only introduced quite recently.
Price6.40 euros, Licores Corredera