Suertes del Marques 7 Fuentes 2017
90% Listán Negro, 10% Castellana Negra. The Canary Islands, located off the coast of Morocco, but technically a part of Spain, form a backdrop for some of the most unlikely yet wondrous vineyards for producing fine wines in the entire world. On the island of Tenerife are the extraordinary vineyards of Suertes del Marques. Visiting the vineyards of Suertes del Marques is like going back in time. The area is Phylloxera free and so the vines are pie franco (own rooted), are farmed organically, and extremely old, with some potentially over 200 years! Given the extremely special nature of what Suertes del Marques possesses, proprietor Jonatan Garcia Lima endeavors to make fresh, tensile and mineral driven wines that showcase the volcanic soils and the native varieties. He does this through minimal intervention, neutral barrels, and low amounts of added sulphur. 7 Fuentes is a blend of vineyards and is a perfect introduction to their lineup of wines. This is a special winery that you should not miss.