Las Suertes 2020 | Valle de la Orotava
From a 0.75-hectare plot with a vineyard of approximately 100 years at between 480 and 520 meters above sea level with sandy-loam soils, under a braided cordon system. 100% Listán negro.
Manual harvest in boxes of 16 kilos. Vinification in concrete tanks with whole bunch, without temperature control. Native yeasts. Aged for 11 months with its own lees in used 500-litre barrels.
Production: 4.100 bottles.
COLOR: cereza poco intenso
AROMA: complejo, expresivo, especiado, mineral, camomila
BOCA: elegante, lleno, largo, persistente, redondo
The second vintage of the single-vineyard Listán Negro from El Ciruelo is under its new commercial name, the 2020 Las Suertes. From a centenary cordón trenzado vineyard, this fermented with 90% full clusters in concrete without temperature control and indigenous yeasts and macerated for 21 days. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 11 months. It's slightly lower in alcohol (at 12.5%) than the 2019, with a pH of 3.52 and 5.64 grams of acidity. It's a tad fresher. There is great finesse here, as well as complexity and depth and incredible texture from super elegant tannins. It has finesse but structure and bones. It can be drunk, but it should be able to develop in bottle. This is the finest Listán Negro here. And one of the finest, if not THE finest Ciruelo (Las Suertes) so far... 4,100 bottles were filled in December 2021.