Dolores Cabrera Fernandez - TINTO "La Araucaria" Valle de La Orotava Tenerife 2022 (12% abv) 750ml

Dolores Cabrera Fernandez - TINTO "La Araucaria" Valle de La Orotava Tenerife 2022 (12% abv) 750ml

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The illustrious Greek author Homer describes a place in his epic poem “The Odyssey” called Elysium. It is “where the sea gives fresh life” and where notable men go to rest in the afterlife. He goes further to call Elysium “a place where men live a sweet and peaceful life, without snow, harsh winters, or rain, but a perennial cool air, born of the breath of the zephyrs that the ocean exhales in a musical breath.” It has been said by many that the inspiration for this mythical paradise was taken from a visit to the Canary Islands, the home of Dolores Cabrera Fernández - a woman making wines so truly distinctive that we can imagine the mythical gods resting in their afterlife, sipping on Listán Negro and gazing out over the vast sea with the imposing Pico de Teide in the background. Her passion and soul rests in her centenarian vineyards, vines with such noble beauty that it is easy to envision Dolores in her own paradise, where the vegetables abound, fresh goat cheese is always at the ready, and a stirring and profound glass of Listán Negro awaits.

not your typical Listan Negro, sea level, salinity, volcanic rich, deep purple fruits, this is a perfect summer red, juicy blackberry fruit, a lovely mineral finish, a little bit wild, and even better with a chill. Funky damp earth brambly nose.

region: Valle de La Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain

varietal: Listan Negro

Style: light funky volcanic red wine

farming & cellar:
La Araucaria is made from Dolores’ organically farmed centenarian vines sit at 400 meters on Mt. Teide’s northern slopes. The grapes are hand-harvested and deposited in stainless steel tank for 12 days of whole-cluster carbonic maceration without temperature control, then further macerated on their skins for 7 days before pressing into the same vessels to finish fermentation and rest for 6 months before bottling without fining or filtration, and with no added SO2.​

Pairs well with Bouillabaisse, Paella or "Lechazo" Baby Milk-fed Lamb