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Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes
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Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes 2017

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain100+ year old ungrafted and organic listan negro is splashed with 10% tintilla (trousseau) in this singular wine, showcasing Tenerife's volcanic soils and altitude up to 750m. Suertes del Marqués considers this their 'village wine', and an introduction to their range. It's a wonderful first meeting. Careful aging for 8 months in concrete and neutral French oak has well framed this intoxicating lighter red, layered with grapefruit, sapid thorns, aromatic juicy plum, anise, ink, tobacco and a gentle dusting of pink peppercorns that linger on the saline finish. There's a lot of effortless concentration here, with bamboo firm tannins leaving an impression of finesse and grace. Inherently confident, and drinking beautifully now. Allow a wave of youthful reduction to blow off before enjoying.Tasted: 24 January 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 23.95 consignment Producer: Suertes del MarquésDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Listán Negro