Valle De La Orotava, Canary Islands

Suertes del Marques

Candio Valle de la Orotava Listan Negro 2017

Ted
9.0

Lätta röda bär och vulkanisk hetta. Kanske något blått bär också 😀. Påtagligt rökig. Peppar. Järn? Medium + syra. Kan nog ligga ett tag. Etna vs Tennerife 0-3. Bra! — 2 days ago

Suertes del Marques

El Chibirique Viñas Viejas Cordón Trenzado Listan Negro 2017

W&S Top 100. I didn’t ask if they had the black lava rock vine pits. I can see it in my head. It’s a fine view. — a month ago

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Suertes del Marques

7 Fuentes Vino de Villa Red Blend

A lighter red, very smooth, low acidity, low tannins. Pepper on the nose and some smoke on the palate. Had with steak tartare and was a perfect match! — a month ago

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Suertes del Marques

Trenzado Blanco Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco Pedro Ximénez 2018

Had at gofio in Madrid. Volcanic, minerals, old book nose. Easy to drink paired best w tomato salad — a month ago

Suertes del Marques

Trenzado Listán Blanco Blend

Light yet full mineral goodness — 3 months ago

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Envinate

Palo Blanco Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco 2017

Delicious. Salty, yellow straw honey and crisp — 25 days ago

Sherry Mobasseri Haimoff
with Sherry

Suertes del Marques

Vidonia Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco Cordon Trenzando 2017

W&S Top 100. My wine of the night. 100% no one else’s. — a month ago

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Medianías

Vinas Viejas Valle de la Orotova Listan Negro 2017

I grew up in the volcanic area of central Oregon so the smell, taste, and texture of lava is quite familiar to me. Which is what jumps out at me immediately on the nose, “Aa lava,” which is hot when it comes out but cools quickly and dries in hard, sharp chunks. This wine emits a distinctive aroma like hot (dried) Aa lava or asphalt. It is also quite herbal with juniper berries and sagebrush aromas and flavors. I can hardly get fruit here, dark cherry, spicy plum perhaps but the minerality is so interesting, so complex, I don’t even care about the fruit! I feel I could go on about hot rocks and ash and morning after campfire when you burn juniper and olive wood. It’s truly delicious, savory, and special! The acidity is unbelievable given this is a hot climate wine. The tannins are perfectly grippy. Medium long mineral finish makes me think this wine will age quite nicely! — 2 months ago

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Nice notes, Amy.