7 Fuentes 2020
£15.71 (Inc. VAT & Duties bot. 75 cl.) / United Kingdom
Suertes del Marqués
Valle de la Orotava
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The blend of the 2020 7 Fuentes El Lance was slightly higher in Listán compared with the 2019, as it was 85% Listán Negro, 10% Castellana Negra and 5% Vijariego Negro from the same five vineyards—Habanera, Florida, Pencones, Cruz Santa and Diego—fermented in plastic bins and concrete vats with 20% to 100% full clusters, depending on the variety, and matured in used 500-liter oak barrels and 2,500-liter oak foudres for 10 months. It has a medium body and ripeness with slightly lower alcohol, 12.2%. It feels more complete and nuanced than the 2019 I tasted next to it, despite being very young and recently bottled. It's subtle and there are more layers here. This always has more full clusters than the 7 Fuentes. 8,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in December 2021.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 2 months in French and American oak barrels.
7 Fuentes is the largest production wine at the Suertes del Marqués winery. It is a wine characterised by its complexity, coming from at least 35 plots with vines that are between 10 and 180 years old.
It is made from two varietals, Listán negro grown in Cordón Trenzado and Tintilla from the Bocanegra plot in the Espaldera system.
Like all the wines of this winery, the 7 Fuentes begins its elaboration with the harvesting process which is carried out manually in boxes of 16 kilograms.
For the vinification process, at least 90% of the fruit is destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. This process is carried out in concrete vats without temperature control.
The wine is aged for approximately 11 months, with 60% of the fruit being placed in concrete and the rest in used barrels. After this process, the wine is blended and then aged for 6 months in steel vats.
As this wine comes from several vineyards that are between 10 and 200 years old, which are also located at altitudes ranging between 300 and 700 metres above sea level, it is usually classified as an "ultra volcanic" wine, i.e. with a smoky nuance.
It has aunique and rare aroma where the woody flavour does not predominate, but you can taste the likely acidity of crisp, ripe fruit. The silkiness also characterises it, and you can taste a particularly fine flesh.
A complex and profound wine that brings freshness to the palate.
Undoubtedly, this is a wine with complexity that brings a hint of freshness on the palate, which in turn becomes harmonious and elegant. It is ideal for pairing with red and white meats and desserts that include fruit and chocolate.
The 7 Fuentes is definitely an invitation to taste freshness and elegance.
Have you tried the 7 Fuentes 2019 and what was your experience?
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