Red Wine Suertes del Marqués El Ciruelo 2018
Crianza red wine from Valle de la Orotava. Blend of Listán Negro and Listán Blanco aged for 11 months on lees in used French oak barrels.
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Made mostly from Listán Negro (aka Mission and Tinta País), with a droplet of Listán Blanco (aka Palomino), both varieties come from El Ciruelo, a single vineyard of less than 1 hectare located at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were first macerated with 80% clusters for 20 to 28 days. Then they were fermented in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts. After that, this red wine from Valle de la Orotava was transferred into used French oak barrels, where it was aged on lees for 11 months. Suertes del Marqués El Ciruelo 2018 was bottled unfined, so it may contain some sediment.
Decant this red wine from Tenerife 20 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Suertes del Marqués El Ciruelo is cherry red, with a violet tinge.
Though restrained and not overtly expressive at this moment, this blend of Listán Negro and Listán Blanco has the potential to become a world-class red wine. Amazingly mineral, with a deep volcanic note reminiscent of the best Etna rosso wines, some herbal and bitter hints, and an intimation of red fruit.
The texture of this wine from Suertes del Marqués is simply outstanding. The wine has some filigree tannins, a hair-rising acidity and some enthralling chalky and ashy suggestions. Formidable tension, paired with a lifted, weightless mouthfeel and a complex, ever-evolving finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The marvelous Suertes del Marqués El Ciruelo 2018 proves that Tenerife is a world-class wine producing region.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||11|
|Percentage of variety||Listán Negro 97%, Listán Blanco 3%.|
|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, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends|