Red Wine 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2020
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This is the new vintage of 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa, an absolutely stunning value from Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, a wine region that seems to be entering a Golden Age.
Produced by Suertes del Marqués, this radically indigenous Spanish red wine is made from 90% Listán negro and 10% Castellana Negra, aka Tintilla de Rota, one of the many native varieties of the region, fortunately recovered for the production of fine wines.
The vineyards are situated in Valle de la Orotava, at altitudes between 300 and 700 metres above sea level, in the beautiful island of Tenerife.
Carefully harvested, most of the grapes completed alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts. Then a 70% of this Crianza red wine was kept in the tanks, and the other 30% was transferred into 500-litre French oak barrels. Both were aged for 10 months.
Finally, 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2020 was aged for a further 6 months in the bottle.
Aerate this red wine from Tenerife 30 minutes before drinking.
56,000 bottles produced.
The red wine 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa is medium ruby with a reddish rim.
Electric and extremely lively, this blend of Listán Negro and Castellana Negra suggests aromas of red fruit and liquorice, with some vegetal and spicy nuances, and notes of aromatic herbs. On the background, there is a distinctive, deep, dark mineral remembrance coming from the volcanic terroir.
Refreshing, crisp and intense, with intense mineral notions, notes of wild berries and spices, wild plants and flowers. This red wine of bodega Suertes del Marqués is still quite young, with some room for growth. Slim tannins, tense acidity and a long finish with a remembrance of pumice stone.
|Our personal opinion||
An astounding value, 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2020 is reminiscent of Sicily's Mount Etna and also Aglianico del Vulture wines.
Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2019:
Enterwine 92. Parker 93/93+.
Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2018:
Enterwine 92. Parker 93.
Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2017:
Blend of Listán Negro and Castellana Negra. Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92.
Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes Vino de Villa 2015:
Listán Negro and Tintilla. Enterwine 91. Parker 92+.
Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes 2014:
Parker 92. Enterwine 91. Peñín 89.
Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes 2013:
|D.O.||Valle de la Orotava|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Percentage of variety||Listán Negro 95%, Castellana Negra 10%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Chocolate, Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends|