🍇 Listan Negro
Region: Valle de La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Farming/Vinification: For decades, the vineyards of Dolores Cabrera were cultivated organically, with her prized grapes sold to bigger producers - yet in 2013, Dolores began to bottle her own wine. Presenting La Araucaria Tinto, a vintage from 100-year-old Listan Negro vines, grown via the unique cordón trenzado method (braided vines) on Mount Teide's slopes. Grapes are hand-picked & destemmed, then fermented in steel tanks, followed by malolactic aging in oldaged Burgundy barrels for 10 months. Bottled without fining or filtration and no added SO2.
Notes: A pure expression of the volcanic Canary terruño, revealing notes of red and black fruits, cracked peppercorns, purple flowers, and volcanic soil. Best served with grilled meats & poultry, charred octopus or mojo rojo.