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Suertes del Marques 7 Fuentes ‘El Lance’ Valle de la Orotava DO 2017

Estate: Suertes del Marques is a family winery that has been producing wines since 2006. Owner Jonatan Garcia Lima, “is part of the growing breed of intensely passionate young Spanish producers capitalising on the heritage vines and allowing the volcanic soils to speak through his eloquent, mineral driven wines”. The 11 hectares of vineyards are located on the slopes of Teide, an active volcano in the northern part of Tenerife, in the Valle de la Orotava appellation, which is one of the oldest winemaking regions in the Canary Islands. The estate is widely recognized as the best on Tenerife. Jonatan is dedicated to low intervention, organic and sustainable practices in both the vineyards and cellar.

‘El Lance’ is part of the 7 Fuentes line; wines sourced from 35 plots of neighboring, like minded winegrowers along with estate vineyards. Vines range from 10 to 180 years old, at elevations 250 to 800 meters above sea level, in volcanic soils with varying compositions. Each plot is vinified separately.

Winemaking: Ungrafted vines along with cordon trenzado trained Listán Negro vines. Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in plastic bins and concrete vats with part of full clusters. Aged 9 months in a combination of 500 liter neutral French oak barrels and concrete tanks.

Tasting Notes: Red violet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, plum, volcanic earth, bramble, vanilla bean and candied violet. Vivid black cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate, grilled herbs and tangy acidity are framed by firm tannins. Smoky earth and blackberry compote infuse the plush finish. Sleek, velvety and dynamic.

Blend of Vijariego Negro, Castallana Negra, Listán Negro, Babosa Negra, Malvasia Rosada
Spain
Valle de la Orotava DO
Produced and Bottled by Soagranorte S.L.
12.5% Alcohol
$22

 

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