Dolores Cabrera Fernandez - ROSADO "La Araucaria" 2022 (Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife) 50ml (11.5% ABV)
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
100+ year old vines!
vines in the Hacienda Perdida and Montijo vineyards at 400-600m on Mt. Teide’s northern slopes. The vines are trained in the traditional, braided Cordón Trenzado method and planted on rocky volcanic clay soils.
darker hued color, slightly funky dry and complex rose, rock salt, smoky, raspberries, red currants, mulberry, intense minerality, violets, high acidity,
region: Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife, Spain
varietal: Listan Negro
style: rosado / rose
farming/cellar: organic, The grapes were harvested by hand and destemmed and macerated on their skins for 24 hours before pressing to stainless steel tanks to ferment with native yeasts. The wine rested in tank for 7 months before bottling in the spring. Bottled without fining, filtering or added sulfur