“Vidueno”, Valle de la Orotava Tinto
Atlante’s “Vidueño” is Jesús’ tribute to the Tenerife wines of the 18th century—an era in which field blends ruled the day. Comprising plantings in the La Quinta vineyard of Listán Negro, Vijariego, Castellana, Negramoll, Listán Blanco, and Albillo Criollo—red and white varieties alike—Vidueño is co-fermented with no added yeasts and without de-stemming in the horizontally oriented cement vessels typical of the zone. Fermentation lasts just three or four days, after which the wine is transferred to used French-oak barrels of 600- and 225-liter capacity for one year and bottled without fining or filtration. Light but tenacious, fresh but with depth, Vidueño offers a compelling and wide-ranging fruit profile which underlines its multicolored source materials.