Bright, clean, tropical and yet still considered and orange wine!?! This wine is rich and complex with notes of tropical fruit mixed with balance and acidity. This wine shows layers of depth and complexity due to the extended time this white wine sees on the skins (making this an orange wine). Pair this wine with intense soft cheeses, seafood in white sauces, white meats and delicious fried foods as well!
Dolores Cabrera is a long-time farmer working in the Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife. Her vineyards have always been worked organically, with a portion of the parcels being certified organic. After selling her grapes to larger producers for many years, Dolores started making and bottling her own wine in 2013. The product of her efforts is La Araucaria, a singular and natural approach to the Listan Negro grape, the predominate grape of her region. The D.O. of Valle de La Orotava is located in northern Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, and named after its historic town. Wine-growing dates back to the Spanish conquest of the 15th century, and this is the oldest of the 5 appellations on the island. The valley is shaped by Pico del Teide, the 3rd largest active volcano in the world with its peak at 3715 meters. The hot maritime climate is moderated by the cool, humid trade winds blowing off the coast throughout the year.
Winery/Producer: Dolores Cabrera Fernández
Grape(s): 100% Listán Negro
Style: Red, dry
Origin: Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Vinification: Organic and sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested and deposited whole cluster in stainless steel tanks where is undergoes carbonic maceration for 12 days. Grapes are then crushed and macerated for another 7 days on the skins before pressing, which fermentation is then completed in the same vessels. Aged in stainless. Unfined, unfiltered. No SO2 added.
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months.
% ABV: 12.5%