Quinta de Aves Tempranillo 2017

£10.75

We're no ornithologists but we'd hazard a guess that the charming bird adorning the label is a blue tit, partly due to the colouring and partly because we're incredibly childish....

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We're no ornithologists but we'd hazard a guess that the charming bird adorning the label is a blue tit, partly due to the colouring and partly because we're incredibly childish. However, Quinta de Aves' spirit animal could easily be an ocelot or another crepuscular animal as the vineyard hands at the estate have an affinity for the night.


Grapes are harvested nocturnally by hand, as the lower temperatures during picking allows greater retention of aromatics and acidity. This results in a Tempranillo with incredible freshness and purity of fruit, expressive of forest berries and violets with subtle oak characters of vanilla and liquorice. Turns the lights off and take a sip!


Quinta de Aves' history dates back to the 80's when its founder, Don Mauel Casada Casla, acquired the properly. After spending 25 years taking care of the soils and improving the quality of the vineyards, in 2006 the family made the decision to start elaborating and bottling their own wines under the Quinta de Aves name.
Night harvest in which the grapes pass from the vines to the selection table in a few minutes. After destemming, they maintain a high percentage of whole berries during fermentation, to achieve a high level of fruit intensity.
After filling into casks, they refrigerate the grapes to the suitable temperature for three days, obtaining high intensities of colour, aroma and flavour. At the beginning of the fermentation, they increase the temperature according to the needs, working the grapes to maintain the desired freshness. Once both fermentations are finished, and the stabilisation is carried out, they provide a touch of new oak wood.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.