Tinto Tradicional DOP "Valle de la Orotava" 2020
Case of 12 bottles
This dry red wine from 100% Listán negro (pronounced lee-STAN neh-gro) grown on hillside vineyards at a height of 600 metres above sea level. These are old vines - 40% are planted using the multiple braided cordon system, and the remainder on trellis’s - and the grapes are hand harvested at ideal ripeness. The grapes are cold macerated for 4 days prior to fermentation (total maceration is 12 days), and both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in stainless steel tanks. About a third of the wine is aged for two months in American oak barrels. Alc./vol. 13%
Grapes: Listán negro is the most widely red grape variety planted in the Canaries, particularly Tenerife where it thrives in the Orotava Valley. Unlike other grape varieties that were brought to the Islands from mainland Spain, it is indigenous - a cross between Listán Blanco and Negramoll.
Our Tasting Note: Youthful, bright cherry colour, with violet hues. Highly aromatic, reminiscent of fresh fruits - blueberry, cherry, and plum - with peppery/smoky notes. Smooth, with balancing acidity, medium tannins, dry, and a clean finish.
Pairing: Charcuterie, veal, grilled pork, pizza, burgers, medium/hard cheeses.