Suertes del Marqués La Solana 2020
17.25€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 La Solana was picked earlier than ever (July 26th!!), but the wine has less alcohol than ever too (12%). It matured exclusively in 500-liter oak barrels (no 2,500-liter foudres this time). This seems to have more complexity and depth here; it combines the subtle minerality and the juice, flowers and spices. It's juicy and round, very tasty and balanced. There are 8,000 bottles of this. It was bottled in December 2021.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 12 months in 500 litres volume French oak barrels.
Suertes del Marqués La Solana is a wine made from the Listán Negro grape variety, which comes from vines over 100 years old, located at an altitude of up to 400 metres above sea level.
La Solana is unique in that the cultivation of these vineyards is carried out using a unique manual technique in the removal of the fruit, which guarantees the peculiar flavour that distinguishes it.
The vines used to produce this marvellous wine grow in soils that are not very fertile, due to the fact that they are formed in volcanic rock, which contributes to the minerality and fruity flavour of the wine.
The harvested grapes are placed in small concrete barrels, with a particular curved shape, which are kept open for cold maceration.
The fruit is regularly moved by hand while fermentation takes place in a natural way. This process is carried out in French oak barrels, where they are then left to rest for 10 to 12 months.
Like many of this winery's wines, it is bottled unfiltered to guarantee its characteristic texture.
Suertes del Marqués La Solana is a red wine that is classified as smooth, with a fruity flavour that is balanced with notes of damp earth. When tasting it you will enjoy a pleasant, juicy nectar, with a refreshing acidity that rests on a mineral background.
A fresh, complex red wine with a single plot.
It is a very easy to drink wine due to its particular freshness, maintaining a mineral background and an acidity that denotes the ageing in oak barrels. It is the perfect accompaniment for white meats, red meats and dishes that include rice as an ingredient.
Suertes del Marqués La Solana is definitely a wine of a single plot.
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