2018 Juan Francisco Valle de Guimar, Tenerife, Canary Isles - Los Loros Siete Lomas blanco

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His Los Loros wines are from terraced Valle de Güímar vineyards, a small DO with only 12 wineries located on the Northeast side of Tenerife, ranging from 100 to 1400 meters in elevation up the slope of Las Cañadas del Teide, and includes some of the highest elevation vines in all of Europe. The viticulture is very old-fashioned: the vines grow untrained, the soil is worked by hand, and no chemicals are used. Trade winds coming off the Atlantic help to keep temperatures moderate, rainfall is minimal and sunshine abounds, allowing for moderate alcohol levels while retaining bright acidity. The main challenges to viticulture are winds from the Atlantic and Africa and fluctuations in humidity.

This Siete Lomas cuvée comes from young Marmajuelo & Gual vines grown in various plots up and down the Güímar valley slopes. The grapes were hand-harvested in 15kg boxes, destemmed and gently pressed after a 24 hour cold maceration into steel tank for spontaneous primary fermentation, then racked into used barrels for 5 months, with lees stirring for the 1st two months. The finished wine is bottled without fining or filtration and tiny addition of SO2
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