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Castillo Labastida Rioja Manuel Quintano Reserva 750ml 2004
Sku: 1594570
Manuel Quintano was a clergyman of Labastida at the end of the 18th century. He was a pioneer in the study and use of Bordeaux techniques in the creation of Spanish wines, and edited the fir ...more
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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Sub-Region: Rioja Alavesa
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
Classification: Doca
Reg. $27.59
On Sale $23.99
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Ruby red in color, the Manuel Quintano has complex aromas of coffee and spices with flavors of chocolate liquor and marinated plums.
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2004 Reserva Especial Michael Quintana is a bit richer and more succulent. It, too, will provide pleasure through 2025. (Jun 2010)

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Manuel Quintano was a clergyman of Labastida at the end of the 18th century. He was a pioneer in the study and use of Bordeaux techniques in the creation of Spanish wines, and edited the first treatise on modern oenology in Spain. This wine, made from 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha grapes is aged for 36 months in American oak barriques, with additional bottle aging of at least 14 months.
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Varietal Composition 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha

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Labastida wines undergo fermentation in stainless steel followed by one year in French and American oak and one year in bottle. The combination of thirty-year-old vines and meticulous winemaking create elegant Riojas with an unabashed and delicious sense of place. Miguel Ruiz Pedreira was born in Vitoria in the Basque Region of Spain. He studied at the School of Vine and Wine in Madrid, where he qualified as a Technical Specialist in Viticulture and Vinotechnics. He also holds a degree in Enology. Over the course of his 16-year career in wine, Manuel has gained a wealth of experience, including work at various wineries and vineyards throughout Europe. In addition to numerous wineries in the Rioja, Navarra and Valencia regions of Spain, he has worked for wine producers as far away as Scotland and Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Manuel joined the Castillo Labastida cooperative in May of 2000, where he currently has overall responsibility for vineyard management and winemaking. Among his many accomplishments in this role are the design and creation of new winery facilities, the implementation of new quality control systems, and the development of new vineyard management and vinification techniques. He has also conducted extensive research on topics ranging from the use of biosensors and IR color analysis to winery automation and the use of plastic bottle-closers. Manuel was fortunate to begin learning about wine at a very early age, as his father is one of the foremost scholar-enologists in the Rioja.

Labastida is owned by the Union de Cosecheros de Labastida, a group of 152 independent growers. Together, they farm 1,400 acres of Tempranillo and Viura vines with an average age of over 30 years, producing red wines of spectacular power and intensity. Labastida”s highly skilled winemaker Manuel Ruiz carries on family tradition as the son of one of the foremost scholar-enologists in Rioja. While modern within, Labastida”s winery is situated in the original homestead of Manuel Quintano, one of the most influential figures in Rioja winemaking. Quintano, a clergyman, arrived in Rioja in 1786 from Bordeaux, bringing with him extensive winemaking knowledge. His influence is still seen today in the winery”s use of American oak barrels. Castillo Labastida has recognized Quintano”s contributions to Rioja winemaking by naming one of its reserve wines in his honor.

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