Domínguez Cuarta Generación Clásico 2017
Soils/Climate: Acidic, volcanic clay soils, low in organic material. Warm and humid climate, but with fresh breezes blowing in from the Atlantic and 1,500-1,950 feet elevation to maintain freshness.
Background: Dominguez Cuarta Generación is a family owned bodega in northern Tenerife producing wines of exceptional quality. Their wines are produced from varieties native to the island and only from grapes which they have grown (most producers in the area purchase from numerous growers).
Tenerife is off the coast of Morocco and the climate is warm and often humid, but don’t expect these to be over-ripe, fruit bombs – they are mineral, earthy, balanced wines, capable of aging. Winds typically come from the north and the volcanic soils impart a distinct, dark, smoky, mineral character.