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Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Esquilón 2019

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Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Esquilón 2019
Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Esquilón 2019
Producer Suertes del Marqués
Region, Country Canary Islands, Spain
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 21848-750
Vino de parcela. Just over one hectare in size, El Esquilón is a north-facing parcel on rocky volcanic soil, and was planted to ungrafted Listán Negro vines in the 1930s and 1950s. There is also a little existing Listán Blanco (100 years old). In 2000, Tintilia (the baby of the vineyard) was planted on its own rootstocks. Tintilia is thought by some to be Jura’s Trousseau, although winemaker Jonatan García now doubts this is the case. The 2019 blend weighs in at 90% Listán Negro and, unusually for this producer, in this wine García uses 100% whole bunches. Fermentation occurs in concrete, and the wine ages for 14 months in 500L neutral demi-muids. Bottled unfiltered. 
Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Esquilón 2019
Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Esquilón 2019

Reviews

“The single-vineyard 2019 El Esquilón comes from a silty plot at 450 to 550 meters in altitude planted with old Listán Negro vines pruned in the braided cordón trenzado system traditional in la Orotava. It fermented with full clusters in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and had a maceration of 23 days. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 14 months. It’s 12.6% alcohol. This is from a higher altitude with sandier soils and has more complexity and depth, more nuance and elegance. It has something Nebbiolo-like that I loved. A volcanic Nebbiolo, that is! This could be the hidden gem of the winery, often overlooked because of the pricing. 4,100 bottles were produced.”
95 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“The single-vineyard 2019 El Esquilón comes from a silty plot at 450 to 550 meters in altitude planted with old Listán Negro vines pruned in the braided cordón trenzado system traditional in la Orotava. It fermented with full clusters in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and had a maceration of 23 days. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 14 months. It’s 12.6% alcohol. This is from a higher altitude with sandier soils and has more complexity and depth, more nuance and elegance. It has something Nebbiolo-like that I loved. A volcanic Nebbiolo, that is! This could be the hidden gem of the winery, often overlooked because of the pricing. 4,100 bottles were produced.”
95 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

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