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Juan Francisco Farina, Los Loros 'Siete Lomas' Valle de Guimar 2019
Spain / White

Juan Francisco Farina, Los Loros 'Siete Lomas' Valle de Guimar 2019

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Notes from José Pastor Selections:

"Juan Francisco Fariña Peréz (known as JuanFra to his friends) is a progressive winemaker in the Valle de Güímar, a small DO along the eastern coast of Tenerife. JuanFra has been making wine in the area since the early 2000s, and has some of the most respectful views on farming and winemaking in the area.

Güímar is an area known for white wines, typically made with Listán Blanco, the ubiquitous white grape of the Canary Islands. It received DO status in 1996 and currently consists of 12 wineries. Ranging from 100 to 1400 meters in elevation up the slope of Las Cañadas del Teide, it includes some of the highest elevation vines in all of Europe. Trade winds coming off the Atlantic help to keep temperatures moderate (these are known as the Alisos winds), rainfall is minimal and sunshine abounds. JuanFra’s winery is located within the center of the DO, in the town of Arafo at 700-800m elevation, and most of his vines are in the surrounding area.

Los Loros “Siete Lomas” is a blend of indegenous grapes to the Canary Islands. The grapes are cofermented and aged in gently used oak barrels and the wine spends a few months on the lees with regular stirring before being bottled without fining or filtration and a touch of added SO2."

Valle de Güímar, Tenerife
Canary Islands
Marmajuelo, Listan Blanco, Vijariego Blanco, Gual
Volcanic sand and limestone
Hand-harvested, pressed whole cluster. Fermentation starts in stainless then is racked into 300-liter French oak barrels after 2 days to finish. Wine remains in barrel with lees for 7 months with weekly bâtonnage for first 2 months.