'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.' - Luis Gutiérrez
This Listan negro hails from 80-year-old vines that have been trained into the interwoven rope-like 'cordon trenzado' method famous on the island of Tenerife. Delicious and elegant, this is a refined red marked by abundant bramble fruit, soft herbs and a spicy finish.
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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.