One of our most memorable travel appointments was an afternoon spent with Jonatan Garcia Lima with his family at Suertex de la Marques overlooking Orotava on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. He graciously served as our liaison and was so helpful navigating us around the island and providing excellent restaurant tips. We are so pleased with Jonatan’s continued success and how he continues to raise the bar not just for the Canarias, but all of Spain.
100% Listán Blanc. Volcanic and clay soils. 350-520 meters elevation. 100% Cordon Trenzado pruning. Organically farmed 150+ year vines. Sourced from 3 small estate plots in the hills above La Orotava. Indigenous yeast barrel fermented and barrel aged. Low sulfur. Malolactic. This wine is both mineral and high-toned, while also showing plump rich fruit. Floral, almost exotic aromatics are present in the nose and lead into a mineral based, highly tense wine with bracing acidity. Very long & persistent.
“The Listán Blanco 2020 Vidonia comes from the vines in Las Suertes, La Florida and La Mocana on clay soils that deliver wines with great finesse. It’s 12.5% alcohol and has a low pH of 3.1 and 6.7 grams of acidity, quite high for Listán Blanco (Palomino), a grape that usually has moderate acidity. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in used 500-liter oak barrels and matured in a fourth-use 2,500-liter oak foudre and used 500-liter oak barrels for 11 months. It reminded me of the vibrant quality of the 2018, a white with lots of finesse, precision and harmony. It has an electric palate with a stony texture, with very clean and focused flavors and great length. This could very well be the finest Vidonia to date. 8,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in July 2021. Drink 2022 – 2028.” 96 points, Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez) – February 17, 2022