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Without losing sight of the respect for tradition, main pillar in our philosophy, in Propiedad Vitícola Suertes del Marqués we try to interfere as less as possible in the winemaking process. Every stage is carried out by hand; from the preparation of the land for growing to final harvestings. The using of native yeasts for winemaking is another key in this principle of minimum interference in the process.
From this perspective of excellence that rules our winery we always wanted to provide the cellar with the most suitable equipment in order to make the wines we had in mind. This way we acquired different volume stainless steel deposits, as well as concrete tanks, so we can work separately the rapes from every plot. Our wines follow an aging in small french oak casks from Burgundy artisan barrel makers. We conceive aging as a kind of harmonization where it is the variety itself which gives all nuances to the wine. This fact, together with the own personality of the plot where it has been growned, ends up in a wine with a unique identity and character.
Founded in 2006 in this little family run cellar we have firmly bet for a disctintive quality wine-making, taking care of every single one detail in every stage of the process.
Our state "El Esquilón", located in the area known as "Las Suertes" in the middle-regions of La Orotava Valley, is a barely 9 ha. vineyard consisting of 21 plots, extending in altitude from 350 metres (1.148 ft.) to 700 metres (2.297 ft.) above sea level.
Centenary ungrafted vine stocks of black and white listan grapes compose most of our vineyards. Growned in "cordon multiple", unique in the world training method, listan grapes coexist with other native varieties from young and old vines, growned in telegraph and cordon.
From the famous area known as La Piñera we obtain the Listán Blanco grapes to produce our Suertes del Marqués Dry White. A "vidueño" (blend of different native varieties) from La Florida area with Gual, Marmajuelo, Baboso Blanco, Malvasía, Albillo Criollo and Vijariego Blanco grapes complete its variety composition.
La Piñera is located at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level (1.970 ft.) facing North. They are centenary ungrafted vines growned under the traditional "cordon multiple" system. The "vidueño" from La Florida is growned at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level (1804 ft.) facing North.
Suertes del Marqués Dry White is composed by Listán Blanco and a "vidueño" composed of other native varieties (Gual, Marmajuelo, Baboso Blanco, Malvasía, Albillo Criollo and Vijariego Blanco). Such assembling varies depending on the vintage. After a thorough destemming of non squeezed grapes, they are taken to a pneumatic press where only the must flor is racked to french oak barrels of 500 litres capacity. Once in the barrels an alcoholic fermentation spontaneously starts for about twenty-five days, retaining the wine in contact with its lees. The wine rests in barrels with a monthly batonage, achieving a harmony between the own minerality of the terroir and the elegance brought by the blending. As a result we obtain a white wine of great complexity and with a great capacity to be laid down.
Strawy yellow with green trimmings. It shows a very complex nose, enhancing the elegance and seduction coming from the great harmony between the minerality from the listán and the citric and spicy notes given by the rest of the "vidueño" varieties, with hints of fine oak from a subtle aging. Harmonious, unctuous and fresh in mouth, expressive with high fruit doses and minerality sensations, following with a long and appetizing after taste.
Listán Blanco coming from plot El Barranco. Facing northwest, it is located between 400 metres (1.312 ft.) and 500 metres (1.640 ft.) above sea level. Ungrafted vines with an average age of ninety years are growned under the traditional system of "cordon multiple". Vineyard lies on clay loam volcanic soils, which allows the elaboration of white wines with a great aromatic intensity, good acidity balance and minerality.
100% Listán Blanco coming from plot El Barranco. After a thorough destemming a cold maceration is made for 24 hours in stainless steel tanks. Then grapes are subjected to a slow and soft pressing with a pneumatic press which favours the extraction of all their aromatic potential. Once must is decanted, alcoholic fermentation is carried out between 13ºC and 15ªC to protect the peculiar primary aromas that characterize this variety. Fermentation is abruptly interrupted cooling temperature and leaving part of grape sugars unfermented, obtaining a semidry wine where varietal expression of Listán Blanco stand out.
Pale strawy yellow, good intensity aromas with elegant herbaceous hints (fennel, hay and lime tree), with mineral hints over a white fruit background. Untuous in mouth, with good structure, vivid acidity, and finesse with a good fruit that gives way to a greedy and persistent after taste.