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Viñátigo Listán Blanco de Canarias 2020

Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainJuan Jesús, 4th generation winemaker, founded Viñátigo in 1990, and worked tirelessly since identifying and renovating the native grapes of Spain's Canary Islands. From pre-phyllexera pergola-trained organically grown Listán Blanco rooted in northwest Tenerife's volcanic soils (500-700m), this marine wine was fermented and aged in stainless. Opening with the island grape's characteristic reductive swing, this positively vibrates with volcanic intensity, buzzing quince skin, wild lemon blossom, verbena, green apple, meadow grasses along a saline palate. The finish lingers with a salt wash. Terrific typicity, and ample smashability.Tasted: 14 June 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Bodegas ViñátigoDistributors: Nicholas Pearce Wines
Grape: Listán Blanco