Producer Profile

Huaso de Sauzal

"A man steeped in history, he does not call his wines “natural,” but rather “traditional” as an homage to the way his father and grandfather before him made wine. To honor these traditions, Renán ferments his wines in rauli, or Chilean wood barrels and uses a zaranda, a destemmer made of local bamboo." -Jose Pastor

Where The Wines Come From

Sauzal

Sauzal, located in the northern part of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, is gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices and unique terroir. Situated on volcanic soils with steep slopes and high altitudes, Sauzal benefits from a diverse microclimate that includes cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and warm, sunny days. Natural winemakers in Sauzal prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, eschewing chemical additives and pesticides in favor of sustainable viticulture. They cultivate indigenous grape varieties such as Listán Negro, Listán Blanco, and Negramoll with minimal intervention to produce wines that reflect the region's unique volcanic terroir and the purity of the fruit. Sauzal's natural wines are known for their freshness, minerality, and complexity, with Listán Negro offering vibrant red fruit flavors, Listán Blanco providing crisp acidity and saline minerality, and Negramoll showcasing elegant tannins and spicy notes. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Sauzal remains a rising star in the natural wine scene, offering a taste of the Canary Islands' winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.