2016 Suertes del Marques 7 Fuentes El Lance

Canary Islands, Spain

Fascinating full-bodied red from the Canary Islands made with a minimal intervention philosophy.


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About The Wine

Wines from the Canary Islands, you say? Where's that?

The Canary Islands lay off the western coast of Morocco but are officially part of Spain. Some of the vines on these islands were planted over 200 years ago or more, some say. Regardless, there's a rich history of producing wines on these small volcanic islands and there's a new generation making waves releasing modern, energetic wines from their ancient viticultural resources.

Jonatan Garcia Lima with his label Suertes del Marques is one such producer. A hands-off approach to his craft is yielding tense, exotic wines of singular character. They really are like nothing we have tried before. 

This red blend combines two native varieties: Listán Negro and Tintilla  into a smoky, earthy, meaty red with a wild streak. If you're an adventurous wine drinker, these wines need to be on your radar - wines from the Canary Islands are a unique experience to drink.

Winemaker Jonatan Garcia Lima
Winemaker Jonatan Garcia Lima
Canary Islands, Spain
Additional Info

From The Producer

7 Fuentes is composed of 35 plots from area winegrowers and from our property with vines ranging from 10 to approximately 180 years old. The heights of the different vineyards ranges from 250 to 800 meters above sea level.

This wine is made with two varietals: listán negro, cultivated mainly in cordón trenzado; and tintilla, from Bocanegra plot and in telegraph system.

Each plot is vinified separately and assembled just before bottling.

Blend : Listán Negro, Tintilla
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jonatan in the vineyard
Jonatan in the vineyard
Canary Islands, Spain
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Advocate

“The 2016 7 Fuentes will give you an idea of how the vintage behaved at Suertes del Marqués. They did multiple fermentations, most in concrete but some in stainless steel without temperature control—as the grapes were cooled down—and with indigenous yeasts. They used around 10% full clusters. Some 60% of the volume matured in concrete for nine months, while the rest was in used 500-liter oak barrels and one new 4,500-liter oak foudre. This has even less color than the 2015, and feels sharp, a little raw, very volcanic and peppery, and it feels like there's one extra step in complexity and depth here. The palate is really nice, electric and, curiously enough, seems sharp, but at the same time, it has volume. This could very well be my favorite vintage of 7 Fuentes to date.” - Luis Gutiérrez (The Wine Advocate)


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