The white entry at Suertes del Marqués It's a lot of fun: clear, clean reduction, very smoky (the volcanic soils of Tenerife say hello ...), light pome fruit, tobacco, salted lemon and sourdough, including thyme. The Trenzado is slim, very powerful, acidic and stimulating, again smoky minerality in the finale.
The grapes were harvested in September / October and fermented in open concrete tanks. The malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks and in used 500 L barriques. Aging over 8 months in concrete tanks and mostly in French barriques and 500 L barrels. 50 % 2 years old and 50 % 3-4 years old. Bottling unfiltered.
Luis Gutierrez rates the 2019 vintage of the Trenzado for the Wine Advocate with 92 Parker points and writes about the Spanish white wine: “By the time I tasted the wines, the white 2019 Trenzado had already been bottled. 2019 is again a new record, the earliest harvest ever (the previous one was only 2017), a year of high temperatures and little rain, when yields from the Listán Blanco were down by 60%. This comes from six centenary cordón trenzado vineyards between 350 and 700 meters in altitude on basalt soils. The must fermented in two third year 4,500-liter oak foudres, two second year 2,500-liter oak foudres and a new 2,000-liter oak foudre with indigenous yeasts and matured for nine months. They still managed to keep moderate alcohol and very good freshness. At this young age, it has a reductive profile, a characteristic common to these volcanic whites. The soils from the west of the Orotava tend to reduce the wines more than the soils from the Suertes zone. 2019 was a very challenging year in the Canary Islands in general; here, the yields were very low, and the wine feels a little softer than the 2018, giving it a softer mouthfeel compared with the livelier 2018. Give it a few more months to absorb the reduction. 11,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2020. ”