ENSAMBLAJE BLANCO 2020
This is a blend of native white varieties from the Canary Islands. Depending on the conditions vintage the proportions and grapes blended in this wine will vary. The grapes are harvested and vinified separetely. Some of them, such as Marmajuelo or Gual, grow near the Ocean and are normally harvested in early August. Vijariego Blanco is cultivated at much higher altitude, and it is not picked until late October. Once all varieties are fermented and aged independently, the Ensamblaje is blended. It is extremely aromatic: tropical fruits with honeysuckle, apricot and mint. On the palate it has a vibrant acidity and an incredible volcanic minerality.
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.