Dolores Cabrera Fernandez, Valle de la Orotava La Araucaria Tinto 2022Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Listan Negro
Dolores Cabrera is an absolute breath of fresh air on the island of Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands in southern Spain. She is growing Listan Negro and Listan Blanco as her own project which she has named ‘La Araucaria,’ the name of a local evergreen tree found in the Canaries, and also seen on the label of her wines. Her vines can be found in the vine growing area of La Valle de la Orotava. She has done well at persuading all the other local vintners to convert their farming to organic. The team consists of her husband, Pedro, who assists in the cellar, and a team of women that help her with the harvest.
Coming from two sites on the northern slopes of Tenerife on Mount Teide. The vines are all over 100 years in age and braided in the style of cordon trenzado. The volcanic ash from these slopes comes through in the wines. The juice undergoes a whole cluster carbonic maceration and ages completely in stainless steel.