Finca La Hornaca, Tacoronte-Acentejo, Tenerife

Finca La Hornaca is a family run winery, situated on the coast of Tacoronte in the North West of Tenerife.  Hoya del Navío, the name of the wine, comes from the existing cove on the coast of Tacoronte near where the farm is located. The vines are grown near the Guayonge ravine at an altitude of 250 meters. This area experiences mild winter and cool summers, with the average temperature being 25°c, thanks to the passing trade winds. The work in the vineyards and in the winery is done organically. Practising ecological agriculture and using little technology in the continuing quest to obtain high quality products while still being respectful of the consumer and the environment.

The work in the vineyard is based on prevention, nutrition and restoration of soil life in order to achieve more rustic and hardy plants with healthy fruit. The wine is exclusively made from their own vineyards.

The vineyard is 2 hectares, planted with the traditional Canarian grape varieties Listàn Negro and Negramoll.

Hoya del Navio Tinto 2013

This is literally a garage wine. Full bodied, powerful and ripe.

Grapes: Listàn Negro 50%, Negramoll 50%. Alcohol: 13.5% Sulphite: 45ml/l

Vinification: A selected manual harvest is carried out at optimum phenolic maturity. Maceration for 7-12 days with continuous punching down and pumping to obtain a wine with magnificent aromas, flavours and colour. Fermentation is done using indigenous yeast. With soft pressing, we extract the juice of the grape which is then put into French and American oak barrels for 6 month. Not clarified not stabilized, with light filtration. It is finally bottled and rested until the complexity of the variety and terroir is produced.

Tasting and pairing: Intense ruby red colour, it is clear and luminescent. It comes alive on the nose, with strong ripe red fruit notes, roasted balsamic hints and a broad mineral background. It is dry but rounded on the palate, fresh with some spice and vanilla. It is full bodied with mature tannins and a long balanced finish.This wine would pair well with pasta, fatty fish, wild game dishes, grilled red meat, sausages, and hard cheeses