When you decided to buy a property at Abama Luxury Resort, surely, in addition to its incredible views, the exceptional climate and its first-class services, you took note of the spectacular cuisine offered in the area. Unique restaurants, boasting various Michelin Stars and headed by internationally renowned chefs like Martín Berasategui or Daniel Franco, are of course part of the culinary paradise that is our luxury complex, but maybe you don’t know that Tenerife also has an important wine tradition. Did you know that quite close to your luxury apartment in Tenerife you can try a wine that brings together the salt of the sea and the primitive tang of the earth?
This is a very special wine, nurtured with care by the Submarine Bodega of the Canary Islands (la Bodega Submarina de Canarias), a pioneer in the region in this type of cultivation. One thing that has been known since ancient times is that when the contents of a shipwreck wash ashore, even if they’ve been buried for hundreds of years, there is always one thing that hasn’t just resisted the erosion brought on by time and the ocean, but in fact has had the qualities of its precious contents bettered: the bottles of wine.
Exploiting this premise, these underwater bodegas are taking the wine market by storm and reaping the benefits offered by this solitary storage space. On the south of the island, very close to our luxury resort in Tenerife, the Canary Island underwater wines await you, offering up new and unique sensations for your palate.
La Bodega Submarina de Canarias (The Underwater Bodega of the Canary Islands)
In the Porís de Abona bay, about 40 minutes by car from Abama, an iron and steel structure 18 metres deep holds caves in its interior that accommodate 5,000 of the best bottles of wine from the region. The Atlantic Ocean rocks its brood in the Bodega Submarina de Canarias for between three months and a year to produce a wine whose singular nuances make it a must. But maybe you want to know what the benefits are of having a bodega at the bottom of the ocean?
There are many. For example, the bottles don’t have to suffer the intrusion of light or noise, and the temperature and pressure are almost constant. This means that the grape juice ferments in a way that is completely different from that on land. Its development is both slower and more precise, like it’s taking its time to get the best out of itself. The influence of the salinity changes the wine’s structure as well, introducing a mineral bouquet and allowing the secondary and terciary aromas to outshine the primary ones.
The wines contained by the bodega are D.O. Abona de Tenerife, a young label that has accrued more and more prestige since 1996 for incorporating varied cultivation conditions. The vineyards can grow at altitudes of 1700 metres or in a semiarid climate, which gives the production of its wines a variability unusual for such a small region.
There are seven labels in the area that have wines in the Bodega Submarina de Canarias: El Rebusco, Ferrera, Acevedo, Reverón, Cumbres de Abona, Presas Ocampo and Prodiflora, all of whose owners have placed a bet on innovation that is beginning to bear fruit.
So if you’re a lover of good wine, you cannot miss this distinct, exclusive variety, just perfect for enjoying on the terrace of your property at Abama. It’s your ticket to a taste of the earth and the kiss of the ocean.