2018 Suertes del Marques La Solana Listan Negro

Suertes del Marques |Tenerife |Listan Negro
A smooth and smoky single-vineyard red from Tenerife in the Canary Islands that is full of mineral drive and layered length. Decant please!
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From a 1.5-ha single-vineyard, this Listán Negro comes off vines between 80-150 y/o. The soil is made up of a clay over volcanic rock, a unique terroir that produces unique wines.

A highly aromatic, and perfumed wine, it’s juicy, smoky, and quite intriguing. Fresh, intense aromas of concentrated dark fruits, smoky minerals, and dried flowers. Lively yet dense, with powerful cherry and floral flavours lifted by juicy acidity. Finishes on a spicy note, with subtle tannins melding into the wine's juicy fruit.

The vines grow in arid conditions, with nutrient poor, volcanic soils contributing to concentrated grapes full of minerality. These characteristics shine though, in the finished wine.

Give it a lot of time in the glass to open up!

The grapes come from old vines over 100 years old situated at an altitude of between 400 and 520 metres, orientated northeast. The cultivation of the vineyards is done using a unique multi corded system. Alcoholic fermentation in uncoated concrete cubes with 50% whole bunches. MLF in 45 hl Foudre and 500l barrels. Aged 12 months in 45hl foudre, and 500l barrels.

94 Points - "The single-vineyard Listán Negro 2018 La Solana was produced with the grapes of a centenary plot that tends to achieve high ripeness. It fermented with 50% full clusters and indigenous yeasts in concrete vats and matured in second-use 4,500-liter oak foudre and used 500-liter barriques for 10 months. This has a more reductive style, flinty and a bit ashy, but the palate is incredibly elegant and balanced, and feels like it's going to age nicely. It has to be the finest vintage for La Solana. 8,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019." Luis Gutierrez (Parker Wine Advocate)

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  • C
    Verified Buyer
    2 years ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Volcanic goodness

    Really impressed with this wine from Tenerife and it reminded us of much more expensive wines from Etna. Upon reading the back label, the 100 yo vines are grown on volcanic soils at altitude, so we weren't completely bonkers. Good wine,

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