Baboso Negro is a grape of many disguises: known as Alfochiero in Portugal, Albarin Negro and Caino Gordo on mainland Spain. It's related to Jura favourite Trousseau, and with the amazing aromatics, vibrant dark cherry fruit, and intensely mineral finish on this wine you can see the family resemblance.
Los Pasitos comes from a tiny 0.25-hectare plot planted on volcanic and clay soils. Like all the Suertes del Marques wines, winemaking is gentle, and maturation is in neutral oak to allow the fruit and the volcanic soils to shine through.
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.
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