2018 Suertes Del Marques Vidonia Blanco Valle De La OrotavaListan Blanco from Spain
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- 94 Decanter
- 92 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"The winery that led the way in building Tenerife’s international reputation. Mainly a red producer, but here showing the brilliance of Listán Blanco (the Palomino of Jerez). Winemaker Jonatan García Lima notes that he improved the ageing potential of the white by ‘harvesting earlier to give more acidity and reducing the yield’. He adds: ‘I can see the wines live much longer.’ The wine is pure, elegant and refined."
92 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
" The Vidonia Blanco from Jonatan Garcia Lima is made from three parcels of braided Listán Blanco vines, all more than one hundred years of age. The wine is fermented with 67 indigenous yeasts in old, five hundred liter casks and aged ten months in the same barrels. The 2018 offers up a superb and very precise bouquet, wafting from the glass in a mix of lemon, pear, sea salts, lovely minerality, discreet floral tones, wild fennel and just a whisper of vanillin oak from the older casks. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and zesty, with an excellent core of fruit, superb backend mineral drive from the volcanic soils, bright acids and excellent focus and grip on the very long finish. Like the Trenzado Blanco, this wine will age very nicely, and I would be inclined to give it a couple of years in the cellar to let some of its secondary layers emerge before drinking it with abandon. Fine juice. 2022-2035+."