Varietals of the Canary Islands
LISTÁN BLANCO DE CANARIAS 2020
The vines are trained in ‘parrales’, a training method inherited by the Portuguese community that settled on the northern part of the island back in the 15th century. These vertical structures adapt to the hills and ravines created by the last eruptions of Teide volcano towards the north of the island. This wine is very fresh and has a vibrant acidity. On the nose, it has fragrant aromas of fennel, dried fruits and fig tree leaves; as well as a distinct mineral quality that is a result of the volcanic soils.
LISTÁN NEGRO 2019
Listán Negro is a grape that Viñátigo cultivates in the mid-lands, in the north-west of Tenerife.
The grapes are hand-harvested by mid-September and the wine ages in old barrels for three months. It’s a delightful and juicy red, with
aromas of black pepper, dark fruits, with an outstanding fragrance of black pepper and a strong mineral, volcanic character.
MALVASÍA AROMÁTICA AFRUTADO 2020
By stopping the fermentation when there is still a bit of residual sugar, Viñátigo makes this beautiful and aromatic off-dry wine. On the nose, it has beautiful aromas of grapefruit and citrus, fresh salty peaches, bitter orange peel and rose petal notes. On the palate, the vibrant acidity cuts through the subtle sweet sensation.
MALVASÍA CLÁSICO 2009
This sweet wine is Viñátigo's homage to what the Canary Island Wines once were: the most appreciated wine in the world. Have a look at some of Shakespeare's lines in Henry VI: ""But, i' faith, you have drunk too much canaries, and that’s a marvellous searching wine, and it perfumes the blood ere one can say “What’s this?” How do you now?""
This Malvasia vines grow near the Ocean, in very mild weather conditions with an important marine influence. This is a late harvest wine. The sweetness of the wine comes from the natural sugar of the grapes. It is aged for a year on its fine lees in French oak barrels. On the nose, it has aromas of bitter orange peel, rose petals, dried apricots and almonds. It has beautiful notes of jasmine and other white flowers and an unwavering acidity and roundness on the palate.
Today, there are only 25 hectares planted with Marmajuelo in the world, scattered in small plots in the islands of Tenerife and El Hierro. It grows ungrafted at a very low altitude, below 300 meters above sea level, under the constant influence of the Ocean breeze.
This marine freshness translates into a beautiful acidity and a vibrant salinity in the wine. On the nose, tropical aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and banana leaves intermingle. On the palate it's fresh, with great texture.
Negramoll is Canary Island's most delicate red variety. It's thin skin and big berries yield wines that are light bodied but have very powerful aromatics. The ungrafted vines grow near the Ocean, around 300 meters above sea level. The wine is aged for six months in neutral barrels. The delicate aromas of red berry fruits are accompanied by an intriguing wisp of toffee and a powerful yet subtle volcanic minerality. A smooth and rounded palate shows polished tannins and a gentle, pleasant finish.
ROSADO DE Listán NEGRO 2019
One-quarter of Vinatigo's Listán Negro grapes are devoted to making this saignée rosé. This grape variety originated on the island centuries ago! Bright pink in colour and dry and refreshing on the palate. It has red fruit flavors with notes of fig tree leaves and a hint of amaro on the finish and underpinned by that signature Canary Island volcanic minerality.
VIJARIEGO NEGRO 2019
Viñatigo's Vijariego Negro plot is in El Palmar valley, a rural and protected area in the very north-west of Tenerife. The slopes of this valley have resulted from the erosion of Teno's massif, Tenerife's first volcanic land that emerged from the Ocean 11 million years ago. At 700 meters above sea level, the weather is more extreme than by the Ocean, this range of temperatures ensure a deep concentration in the grapes. Vijariego Negro ages for 10 months in barrels. This wine is smoky and saline, with aromas of blackcurrant and fine tannins on the palate. Only the combination of the volcanic soils and the Atlantic climate can make this happen!