This perfumed, elegant red is made from the Vijariego Negro grape, known as Sumoll on mainland Spain. Light in alcohol it has a has a spicy nose, fine minerality and a faint smokiness. The 2018s from Tenerife achieved perfect ripeness, but kept fantastic acidity, which makes for wines with very good aging potential.
Tenerife has a long and fascinating winemaking history, indigenous varieties such as Listan Negro, Tintilla and Baboso Negro, can be found growing on 100-year-old vines. Many of these older vines are trained in unique braided cordons known locally as cordon trenzado.
Suertes source their grapes from the Orotova Valley, on the cooler north side of the island, which features volcanic clay soils and steep slopes of the Pico del Teide volcano. The estate has some incredibly old, low-yielding vines and produces wines that have freshness, balance, purity of fruit, minerality and an authentic terroir character.