Suertes del Marqués 2016 7 Fuentes

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Suertes del Marqués (along with the other leading producer on the island, Envínate) have taken Tenerife wine from obscurity to worldwide acclaim. Unique, ungrafted vines (the island is Phylloxera-free), old vineyards and skilful winemaking are producing brilliant wines which the world's top restaurants are desperate to get on their lists. 

7 Fuentes means 'seven springs' and is a reference to the village in which Suertes del Marqués are based. It is mainly Listán Negro from 25 different vineyards around Orotava, with old vines. The wine is a heady mix of bright, fresh cherry fruit flavours and a dusty, smokey character. Long and complex, it is best served slightly cool.

Light cherry red. Very smoky and invitingly dusty on the nose, like crushed rocks. Tangy red fruit, more cranberry than anything sweeter smelling. Herbal and peppery too. Smells very fresh and it proves to be so on the palate. Juicy and fresh but with beautifully fine dusty tannins and that note of white pepper. Long and almost little salty on its mouth-watering finish. Scented cool-climate impression. Light-bodied but not in the least insubstantial.

17 points

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
Wine 7 Fuentes
Producer Suertes del Marqués
Vintage 2016
Blend
90% Listán Negro, 10% Castellana Negra
Region Spain > Tenerife
Appellation
DO Valle de la Orotava
Vineyard
From 25 vineyards with vines up to 100 years old trained mostly in the unique 'cordón trenzado' style. 
Farming
Organic
Winemaking Fermented in concrete tanks. 40% aged in old French oak barrels, the rest in concrete. Minimal sulphur additions.
Lifespan Ready to drink on release, but could be cellared for 2-3 years.
Style Red
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13%
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