Casablanca winery visits: Quintay

Casablanca winery visits: Quintay

Quintay visitor centre 2Welcome to the latest in my series of Casablanca winery visits: Quintay is a small, state-of-the-art winery with a modern, sleek design. It offers a personalized approach to each customer with services ranging from a lunch and cocktail menu to tours of the winery, with a tasting of their Reserva and Gran Reserva lines, to tours on horseback or even tours of the valley by helicopter.
Irina Axenova, Commercial Manager at the winery, adds:
The winery is right on Ruta 68; we always welcome people who just pop in on their way to the coast for a glass of wine. Visitors can also buy our wines at special prices, including our sparkling wine and our Sauvignon Blanc “Experience”, which are only available at our winery shop.
state of the art tanksViña Quintay seeks to make fresh, fruity wines that represent their terroir. They use their own grapes and produce four main varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
The winery has opted for microvinification, where each plot of grapes is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks and then blended later, as necessary. The winemaker recently experimented with barrel-fermenting a batch of Sauvignon Blanc grapes to produce the wine”Experience”, which has earned critical acclaim.
  space for reflection
Tasting notes

Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Beautiful nose with herbal and asparagus notes. Fresh, acidic and long.

Clava Sauvignon Blanc Clava 2015

A more fruity and lighter-bodied Sauvignon Blanc featuring pineapple and peach notes among the classic citrus aromas. Very refreshing.

Clava Chardonnay 2014

Stone fruit and banana aromas; delicious in the mouth with fresh acidity. Long finish.

Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2014

Herbal note among the fruit. The oak influence comes through in the complex and silky mouthfeel. This is a well-balanced wine with refreshing acidity and a pleasing texture.

Clava Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

Copper-coloured with an intriguing nose of prunes and a slight floral hint. Drier than the nose suggested, fruity and light. Very refreshing.

Clava Pinot Noir Red 2014

A spicy nose with notes of forest floor, raspberry leaves and black tea. Fairly tannic in the mouth, acidic and that hint of forest floor present again.

Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2012

A different beast this; clearly older with almost orange hues. The nose is more intense, with some jammy notes and prunes. Nice mouthfeel, quite acidic and that hint of dried fruit present again.

Gran Reserva Syrah 2013

Very strong meat and smoke influence in the nose; close your eyes and you’ll think you are right by the barbecue. Big and tannic with lots of cigarbox and smoked bacon notes. Needs to be served with food.


The grapes are changing colour right now.

The grapes are changing colour right now.

FACTFILE

Address: Ruta 68, KM. 62.5 La Vinilla Norte, Casablanca

Tel. +56 3 2260 9107

Email: turismo@quintay.com

More information from Viña Quintay’s website

For other articles about Casablanca wineries, check out:

Share on Facebook | Tweet This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *