Winery: Suertes del Marqués
Brand: La Solana
Designation: Valle de la Orotava
Type: Red wine
Type of grapes: 100% Listán negro
Time of ageing: 12 months in 45-hl fudre and 500-litre oak barrels
Vineyards and elaboration
This 1.5 hectare-long vineyard faces East and is 350 to 450 meters above sea level. Listán Negro grapes are harvested there, which are between 80 and 150 years old, following the braided-cordon method. The soil is formed by a layer of clay over volcanic rock, giving as a result a wine that subtly combines minerality and fritiness.
Alcoholic fermentation is made in uncoated concrete vessels with 50% whole bunches. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in 45-hectoliter fudre and 500-liter barrels.
Suertes del Marqués Winery
Suertes del Marqués is a family winery where wines first began to be prepared in 2006. Twenty years before they started off as viticulturists selling their grapes to another winery of the Valle de La Orotava Designation.
Keeping respect for tradition in mind, as the winery’s ethic commands, in Suertes del Marqués they work with native yeasts, avoiding transfering and using small quantities of sulfurous.
Every process is handmade, from working in the vineyard to harvesting. In the vineyard they avoid systemic treatments and only use natural productos when diseases appear.