D.O. Valle de la Orotava (Canary Islands)
Suertes del Marqués El Esquilón
A limited production red wine with a volcanic character
Style Suertes del Marqués El Esquilón 2020
Characteristics Suertes del Marqués El Esquilón
The Listán Negro grapes come from the El Esquilón vineyard and are 80 years old, while the Tintilla is about fifteen. The 1.2 hectare vineyard faces northwards and is 550 metres above sea level. Although the soil has low yields due to its high levels of volcanic rock, the wines are rather intense and complex.
The grapes are destemmed without being crushed. They later ferment on their autochthonous lees for 14 days with manual batonages, reaching a temperature of 28ºC. Following a 10-day-long post-fermentation maceration, the wine is devatted in French oak (Allier and Nevers) barrels, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation on its lees. It later ages for ten months, and is finally bottled without being filtered. Yearly production of this wine is limited by the low yields of the vineyard.
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Tasting notes Suertes del Marqués El Esquilón
Suertes del Marqués El Esquilón 2017 is a concentrated red wine with complex aromas of red fruit, notes of cocoa and hints of coffee. On the palate it is ample, expressive and elegant. A wine with balanced acidity, fine tannins and a long, persistent finish.
Picota red. Rather cloudy.
A complex and deep nose with a rich ensemble of dark fruits, cocoa and fresh spices. Smoked touches against a mineral undertone.