The 2018 Quiñón de Valmira is the only wine produced under Álvaro's personal label and sold through different channels than the rest of wines produced at the Palacios Remondo winery in Alfaro. 2018 is one of the best vintages in the zone in recent times. In 2018, they used some 30% full clusters that were foot trodden for the natural fermentation in oak vats with punch-downs and a maceration of 66 days. It went through malolactic in oak barriques and matured in oak foudres and bocoyes for 18 months. It's pale, translucent and quite light, ethereal, perfumed and floral, citrus notes (peel) with class and elegance, and it has fresh and crunchy flavors of pomegranate and watermelon that make you salivate. There are tons of spring flowers and aromatic herbs, like walking in the countryside on a warm spring day. It has an intoxicating nose, and the mouthfeel is delicate with incredible inner strength. This has to be the finest vintage of Quiñón de Valmira to date. 4,400 bottles were filled in April 2020.
Mossy nose with a steely note to the mineral, flowers, orange peel and racy strawberries, fresh hawthorn and raspberries. A hint of white pepper, too. Ethereal and agile on the palate with some delicate, fine herbs to the elegant berry fruit. All about finesse and purity here. Drink or hold.