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Canary Islands

2021 Suertes del Marqués Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Trenzado

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“The white 2021 Trenzado comes from eight different vineyards in the Orotava Valley, mostly from the village of Los Realejos where the basalt soils are quite shallow. It fermented in oak foudres of different sizes and 500-liter oak barrels, where it matured for 11 months. It has 12.9% alcohol with a low pH (3.04) and high acidity (6.35 grams) for the variety. The wine has settled in bottle, where it seems to gain weight. The year was a little cooler, and the wine is fresher. It has notes of toasted sesame seeds. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2022. This should age nicely in bottle.” 94 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate Read more
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Luis Gutierrez - Wine Advocate

“The white 2021 Trenzado comes from eight different vineyards in the Orotava Valley, mostly from the village of Los Realejos where the basalt soils are quite shallow. It fermented in oak foudres of different sizes and 500-liter oak barrels, where it matured for 11 months. It has 12.9% alcohol with a low pH (3.04) and high acidity (6.35 grams) for the variety. The wine has settled in bottle, where it seems to gain weight. The year was a little cooler, and the wine is fresher. It has notes of toasted sesame seeds. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2022. This should age nicely in bottle.” 94 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

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Tasting Notes

This charged, fuzzy/tangy, textural white takes its name from a trellis system unique to the Canary Islands and known locally as el cordón trenzado (the braided cord). This type of trellising results in a plaited cordon with several of a single vine’s branches braided together. It’s an old-vine blend of Listán Blanco from the high altitude, north-facing vineyards of Esquilón and La Piñer, with a young vine vidueño (field blend) from La Florida, where Gual, Marmajuelo, Torrontes, Albillo Criollo, Vijariego Blanco and Verdelho populate the vineyard. All the grapes are hand-harvested, and the wine is fermented (with a small portion left on skins) and aged in large oak ovals for nine months on lees before bottling. This is both seductive and pure with saline/mineral notes alongside fresh citrus, some grilled nuts and a flicker of smoky reduction. It’s fine-boned with a dense core of juicy and fleshy weight, framed by athletic composition and a very lengthy close. This is primed for the dining table.

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