Keep it natural, baby.
La Araucaria Tinto is from Dolores’ centenarian Listan Negro vines from her San Antonio vineyard which sits at 450 meters in Valle de La Orotava. The grapes are hand-harvested and 100% destemmed, with primary fermentation in steel tank followed by malolactic and aging in old Burgundy barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration, and with just a touch of SO2.
Dolores works with four separate vineyards within the DO close to the pueblo of La Perdoma and named for their respective towns. She has worked with many of these vineyards, which are all in the cordon trenzado style, for over 25 years. There is the vineyard of La Haza with 100 year old vines at 300 meters, and Montijo which are her youngest vines at 50 years of age. Hacienda Perdida and San Antonio both contain vines of 100+ years of age and are in the 450-500m range. She ferments each vineyard separately, the harvest dates tend to differ, and is studying the nuances of each vineyard as it relates to her wines. She currently makes two red wines, as well as a rosé.
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