Corral de Campanas 2019 is the entry-level wine from Bodega Quinta de la Quietud, but it does not taste like an entry-level wine. If you are looking for a heavy but drinkable red wine for little money, this is the place for you.
The Corral de Campanas is composed of the grape variety Tinta de Toro / Tempranillo. Part of the wine matures in used barriques and part in steel tanks on the yeast. As a result, the wine retains its fruity and juicy character. Corral de Campanas 2019 is an organic wine from the Toro wine region.
The Bodega Quinta de la Quietud was founded in 1999. Jean François Hébrard, came to the bodega in 2000 and has been managing the fortunes of the Quinta Quietud winery in Toro ever since. He learned his craft from scratch. He studied oenology in Bordeaux and worked in Burgundy, among other places, until one day Javier Ausas, former oenologist at Bodega Vega Sicilia from Ribera del Duero, told him about this project in the deserted Toro wine-growing region. He immediately recognized the seemingly untapped potential of the combination of climate, soil and ancient vines and consequently hired here in 2000. Since then he has completely turned the quality hierarchy of the Toro upside down. How does he manage to eclipse the many times more expensive monster wines, all of which like to describe themselves as typical of the Toro wine-growing region, but unfortunately do not have the mature quality of a great wine? Clear answer: through pure craftsmanship! Because the Tinta de Toro vines, which are up to 100 years old – a variety of Tempranillo that has been adapted to the climatic conditions, as it is cultivated in the Rioja, for example – that are grown on the 22-hectare property are all bush-trained and are organic right from the start farmed. Something that Jean François Hébrard learned from one of the pioneers of French organic viticulture, Laurent Combier, and implements perfectly here at Bodega Quinta de la Quietud.