Suertes del Marques refers to this as their “village wine” and it’s a good introduction to their reds. It comes from a blend of several plots, all on volcanic soils, and its main component is the wildly aromatic Listán Negro, followed by a small amount of Tintilla (aka Trousseau). A juicy and refreshing wine that showcases the vivid aromas and flavours of Listán Negro. Grape Variety : Listán Negro (90%) and Tintilla (10%) Region: Canary Islands Appelation: Tenerife Winery: Suertes del Marques Vintage: 2013 Ageing: 60% for in concrete and 40% in French oaks barrels, 8 months Farming: Organic Alcohol % ABV: 14% Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide
The vineyards are situated at the northern side of the island in the Orotava Valley, at an altitude of 250-750 metres. The soil is volcanic with different compositions depending on each particular plot. The climate is humid subtropical.
Viticulture is organic and the vines are between 8 and 100 years old depending on the plot. The older ones are trained in the traditional cordon system, whilst the youngest are trained in espalier.
The different plots’ grapes are fermented in different temperature-controlled vessels, including 5,700 litre concrete tanks, open plastic and stainless steel vats. The fermentation is short, with a gentle skin contact period. The resulting wine is then matured for 8 months in concrete tanks (60%) and French oak barrels (40%).
Expressive nose showing aromas of blackberry, black currant, lavender, black pepper, ginger and smoke. It is fruity and nicely-balanced in the mouth with ripe and round tannins and a lingering finish.