Dolores Cabrera Fernández - La Araucaria Tinto 2022
Canary Islands, Spain
From the importer -
La Paraje Perdoma tinto is made from two north/northeast-facing parcels of pie franco centenarian Listan Negro vines planted on Mount Teide’s slopes in the unique cordón trenzado (“braided cord”) method. The grapes are hand-harvested in late September/early October and carbonic macerated with stems for 10 days, destemmed and fermented and raised in steel tank for 6 months. The finished wine was bottled with a light fining and bentonite filtration, minimal SO2 (<30mg/l total) and bottle-aged 8 months before release. This is a fresh and pure expression of volcanic Canary terruño with notes of red and black fruits, cracked peppercorns, purple flowers, and smoky & earthy volcanic soil.