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2019 Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Esquilon

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The Collective Review

Bright and energetic, the 2019 is beautifully ripe, with fine purity and enticing depth. It’s elegance and effortless flow are matched by assertive structure and intensely fresh and bold flavours culminating in a lingering, lengthy and layered close. A great challenge to stop at one glass.

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The single-vineyard 2019 El Esquilón comes from a silty plot at 450 to 550 meters in altitude planted with old Listán Negro vines pruned in the braided cordón trenzado system traditional in la Orotava. It fermented with full clusters in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and had a maceration of 23 days. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 14 months. It’s 12.6% alcohol. This is from a higher altitude with sandier soils and has more complexity and depth, more nuance and elegance. 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. 4,100 bottles were produced.” Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate Read more
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Luis Gutierrez - Wine Advocate

The single-vineyard 2019 El Esquilón comes from a silty plot at 450 to 550 meters in altitude planted with old Listán Negro vines pruned in the braided cordón trenzado system traditional in la Orotava. It fermented with full clusters in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and had a maceration of 23 days. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 14 months. It’s 12.6% alcohol. This is from a higher altitude with sandier soils and has more complexity and depth, more nuance and elegance. 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. 4,100 bottles were produced.” Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

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Tasting Notes

Vino de parcela. Just over one hectare in size, El Esquilón is a north-facing parcel on rocky volcanic soil, and was planted to ungrafted Listán Negro vines in the 1930s and 1950s. There is also a little existing Listán Blanco (100 years old). In 2000, Tintilia (the baby of the vineyard) was planted on its own rootstocks. Tintilia is thought by some to be Jura’s Trousseau, although winemaker Jonatan García now doubts this is the case. The 2019 blend weighs in at 90% Listán Negro and, unusually for this producer, in this wine García uses 100% whole bunches. Fermentation occurs in concrete, and the wine ages for 14 months in 500L neutral demi-muids. Bottled unfiltered.

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