This is a field blend in every sense of the word, bringing together more than 20 native Tenerife varieties (including a few white ones). One of our favourite reds that Jonatan has ever made. A kick of reduction on the nose blows off with some time in the glass, relaying a crescendo of black cherry, redcurrants, dried rose petals, cracked black pepper and gunpowder. Perfumed and focused, this is a wine that showcases why Tenerife is such an exciting island to enjoy wines from.
"I love the nose of this 2019, a wine of great freshness with a very light extraction and an elegant, nuanced nose and very fine tannins." - Luis Gutiérrez
The 2019 Vidueño is a complex blend from two experimental plots planted between 10 and 20 years ago with more than 25 grape varieties from the islands—Malvasía Rosada, Negramoll, Vijariego Negro, Baboso Negro, Castellana Negra, Marmajuelo, Listán Negro, Gual, Verdello—90% red grapes and the rest whites, with only 11.5% alcohol. The full clusters fermented in a plastic bin with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured in 228- and 500-liter oak barrels for 10 months. I love the nose of this 2019, a wine of great freshness with a very light extraction and an elegant, nuanced nose and very fine tannins.
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.