Suertes del Marqués – El Esquilón
The Listán Negro grapes come from the vineyard called “El Esquilón”
and are 80 years of age, while the Tintilla is about fifteen. The
1.2 hectare vineyard faces northwards and lies 550 metres above
sea level. Te soil has low yields due to its high levels
of volcanic rock, so that wines are rather intense and complex.
The grapes are destemmed without being crushed. They later
ferment on their autochthonous lees for 14 days with manual
batonages, reaching a temperature of 28ºC. Following a
10-day-long post-fermentation maceration, the wine is devatted
in French oak (Allier and Nevers) barrels, where it undergoes
malolactic fermentation on its lees. It later ages for ten months,
and is finally bottled without being filtered. Yearly production
of this wine is limited by the low yields of the vineyard.
Valle de Orotava
Suertes del Marques
Dry red. 70% Listán Negro, 30% Tintilla
A complex and deep nose with a rich ensemble of dark
fruits, cocoa and fresh spices. Smoked touches against
a mineral undertone.
D.O. Valle de la Orotava
A very expressive mid-palate. An elegant wine with
personality. Balanced and broad on the palate with a
long finish that is rich in mineral undertones.
18ºC - 20ºC
roasted and cured red meats, stews
WA: 92 points