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Trenzado

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Trenzado Bottle
Appellation
Valle de la Orotava
Variety
Listan Blanco, Pedro Ximenez, Gual, Marmajuelo, Baboso Blanco, Albillo, Vinariego Blanco, Verdello
Age of Vines
15–150
Farming
Sustainable with organic practices
Soil
Clay loam, volcanic
Altitude
300–720 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partial pneumatic press and partial whole cluster fermentation in concrete, small bins and neutral 500L French oak demi-muids
Aging
8 months in concrete and neutral 500L French oak demi-muids

Overview

Trenzado takes its name for the traditional method of braiding vines in the Canary Islands so the limited land can be used to grow vegetables in addition to grapes. While this method is not commonly practiced with new vineyards, many of the oldest vines are en cordón trenzado. This cuvée is primarily old-vine Listán Blanco with a healthy dose of Pedro Ximenez grown in El Esquilón and another nearby site, Vidueño. These varieties are supplemented with Gual, Marmajuelo, Baboso Blanco, Albillo, Vijariego Blanco & Verdello from estate and purchased fruit. Apart from Vidueño, which has a hilltop, north-south orientation, all the site have northern exposure. After harvesting the grapes by hand they are brought to the cellar and partially destemmed. About 40% of the cuvée is fermented in concrete tanks with some whole clusters while the remainder is pressed and fermented in neutral 500L French oak demi-muids. Both fermentation are natural and last about three weeks. The wine is aged for 8 months in concrete and barrel before bottling.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2015 Trenzado

Source: JS

91+

2014 Trenzado

Source: WA

91

2014 Trenzado

Source: VM

91

2013 Trenzado

Source: WA

Canary Islands, Spain
  • Location
    Canary Islands, Spain
  • Appellation
    Valle de la Orotava
  • Proprietor
    Jonatan Garcia Lima
  • Winemaker
    Luis Seabra
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350-700 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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