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2018 Suertes del Marques 7 Fuentes Tinto

Tenerife, Spain

The superb value baseline offering from this fascinating Canary Islands producer.

$32.00

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Spectacular and super-affordable...

Luis Guitiérrez (The Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

A complex tapestry of vineyards combine together for this excellent value red out of the Canary Islands of Morocco's coast.

Owner/winemaker Jonatan Garcia Lima selects parcels of Listán Negro and Tintilla from across 35 plots of varying vine ages from 10 years old up to 200 years old for this release. It's something of a baseline offering and an easy access point into his interesting range of reds.

It's energetic, spicy and infused with the same mineral quality that shines through in all of these reds grown on the side of a volcano.

About Suertes del Marques

Suertes del Marqués is a family winery that has been producing wines since 2006 on the wind-swept island of Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands, off the Atlantic Coast of Africa.

Guardian of the many indigenous grape varieties, owner/winemaker Jonatan Garcia Lima is passionate about maintaining local winemaking traditions (check out their 'trenzado' trellising), minimal sulphur usage and homeopathic vineyard treatments.

Garcia Lima is part of a small, revolutionary contingent of vignerons that are making it their mission to consolidate and care for the ancient vines on the island. These charming naturally produced wines speak of some wild, untamed terroir and are unlike anything else you will find in Spain or anywhere.

Jonatan Garcia Lima
Jonatan Garcia Lima
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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From The Producer

7 Fuentes is composed of 35 plots from area winegrowers and from our property with vines ranging from 10 to approximately 200 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 : Tintilla, Listán Negro
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jonatan in the vineyard
Jonatan in the vineyard
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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"The spectacular and super-affordable 2018 7 Fuentes would be the wine I recommend as an introduction to the zone, the variety and the style of the wines. It's mostly Listán Negro with some 10% Castellana Negra (Tinta Cao) from a variety of vineyards ranging between 10 and 200 years of age and at altitudes ranging between 300 to 700 meters above sea level. It fermented in concrete tanks with around 10% full clusters and indigenous yeasts. Seventy percent of the volume was kept in concrete, and the remaining 30% matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for nine months. It's open and expressive, without any reduction, and it has bright red fruit, with freshness, watermelon and redcurrants. It's juicy and approachable but with complexity and freshness on the palate, harmonious and elegant and very tasty. It is an updated version of the 2016. This is a bargain. 50,000 bottles produced. There are six lots from one single master blend. It was bottled in December 2019." - Luis Guitiérrez (The Wine Advocate)

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