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Suertes del Marques Valle de la Orotava Trenzado 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An elegant and spirited white wine.

Producer/Winery: Bodegas Suertes del Marqués; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Grape Variety: Listan Blanco and a touch of other native varieties.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Valle de la Orotava; Canary Islands, Spain.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Ham and broccoli quiche.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, wheat straw color. Funky barnyard, citrus, tropical fruit and wonderful spicy aromas. Smooth, a touch of creaminess and spicy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 200-grit texture. Lots of lemon, quince and ripe melon flavors with little dabs of cinnamon. Nice crisp acidity and a long dry, zesty finish that’s filled with a very unusual mineral taste. The aftertaste leaves you with a feeling of just having eaten a handful of crisp nuts. WOW it was fantastic with the quiche, but we loved it sipping without food. The unique spicy taste and mineral were really noteworthy. We called it both an elegant and spirited white wine.

The twisted vines in the Suertes del Marqués vineyard
Photo from Suertes del Marqués.

Comments: Learn more about Suertes del Marqués and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11-14%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Advintage Distributing; Ladson, South Carolina.