Suertes del Marques
La Solana2018
Canary IslandsSpain

£26.00

Suertes del Marques, La Solana, 2018

Suertes del Marques
La Solana2018
Canary IslandsSpain

£26.00

'La Solana' is made from a single vineyard of old-vine Listán Negro, grown at nearly 450m above sea level in Tenerife. Carefully picked by hand, it is aged for 12 months in old french oak to soften those grippy tannins down to silk. The resulting wine is very aromatic and perfumed, juicy and smoky. Intriguing and ever-changing, it’s the kind of wine that makes you smell it twice.

About Suertes del Marques

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 produce wines that have freshness, balance, purity of fruit, minerality and an authentic terroir character.