Vidonia 2018 — Palomino
A Wine That
Makes us stop what we’re doing and stare at the bottle, mystified. Who knew that old vine Palomino from Tenerife can taste like premier cru Burgundy with a volcanic twist? We do now, and we hope you will discover it for yourself, too. It’s a wine that set a new benchmark for the grape variety; saline and lemon-focused, lifted and cloud-like - yet at the same time as dense as rock salt - there is so much to uncover within this glass.
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- Winemaker: Suertes del Marques
Where and How?
This is old-vine Listán Blanco (aka Palomino) tended organically on volcanic and clay soils in the centre of the Valle de la Oratava on Tenerife.
The wine was fermented naturally and aged in old 500L French oak barrels. It was bottled unfined, unfiltered and with just a touch of sulphur.
Imagine creating wines that set a new bar for aroma profile? Wines that make heads turn and that make you question – hang on, can wine really taste like this? Well, that’s exactly what Jonatan from Suertes del Marqués has done. His work with Listán Negro and Listán Blanco (Palomino) has put these varieties centre stage. In addition, his work with two plots planted to 25 indigenous varieties of the Canary Islands, among which is the unique Volcanic Torrontés variety – only discovered last year, will one day soon uncover the story and potential of these varieties.
You might think of seaside resorts when you think of Tenerife, but there exists an entirely different world up in the hillsides and mountains; an enclave of organic viticulture and ancient vine material promoted by Jonatan García Lima and the team of Envínate. Together, these two wineries have created an international reputation for the island of Tenerife. In the Valle de la Oratava where Jonatan is based, the black grape variety Listán Negro is King, and the white variety Listán Blanco is Queen, and many of the vines are 100 years old (or more). Other varieties found in these ancient vineyards of extraordinarily diverse DNA include Vijariego Negro, Baboso Negro, Castellana Negra, Malvasia Rosada and Volcanic Torrontés.