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Suertes del Marqués Trenzado
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Suertes del Marqués Trenzado 2019

Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainFrom Tenerife's volcanic soils, this is based on Listán Blanco, with a mix of 10-150-year-old native grapes Marmajuelo, Guao, Vijariego Blanco, Verdelo, Torrontés and Baboso Blanco sourced across various vineyards 300-700m in the Valle de La Orotava, and predominantly grown in the traditional cordón trenzado training system. After native ferment in a mix of concrete and older French casks, this aged nine months on lees in concrete, foudres, and older 500L barrels. Intrinsically and fantastically marine, with a deep thread of salinity and reduction throughout the slender, medium palate of pear skin, kernel, and meadow herbs. The texture is very grippy fine, and brisk acidity keeps this vibrating along the palate to a lingering finish—such a stunner.Tasted: 04 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 27.95 consignment Producer: Suertes del MarquésDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Listán Blanca - Pedro Ximénez - Vidueño – 4% mix of other varieties