Suertes del Marqués 2016 El Lance
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. El Lance is a blend from several plots and local grape varieties. It is a subtle, refreshing red with a lovely tang, best served slightly cool.
Lightish ruby. Invitingly dusty, smoky nose. Chewy, so fresh, chalky-dry texture. Lots of fresh pleasure with the complexity that comes from respecting the site.
17 pointsJulia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 12/02/2019
Ungrafted vines from various plots in the Orotava Valley. Aged nine months in 500l French oak. Unfiltered.
|Producer||Suertes del Marqués|
|Blend||Vijariego Negro, Tintilla, Listán Negro, Baboso Negro, Malvasia Rosada|
|Appellation||Valle de la Orotava|