Suertes del Marqués, 2018 Valle de la Orotava, El Ciruelo



Vintage

2018

Region

Spain

Appellation

Valle de la Orotava

Cuvée

El Ciruelo

Varietal

Listán Blanco, Listán Negro

Farming

Organic

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Concrete Vat Fermented, Indigenous yeast fermented, Whole Cluster Fermented

Soil Type

Sandy loam, Volcanic

97% Listán Negro, 3% Listán Blanco. 90+ year old Trenzado trained vines.
Whole cluster fermentation.
Single .75 hectare vineyard located at 480-520 meters elevation. Named after a centuries old plum tree located in the vineyard.
Rocky volcanic soils with some sand covered with native vegetation.
One of the most refined wines of the lineup, El Ciruelo shows telltale herbal/floral whole cluster notes in the nose. Tannins are silky, but present as they hold together a medium weight wine that is tense, fine and long. Mineral notes are rounded out with ripe fruit on the palate as this will be a very fine wine of terroir once the structural components soften a bit.