2017 Vinatigo Vijariego Blanco, Ycoden Daute Isora DO, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

2017 Vinatigo Vijariego Blanco, Ycoden Daute Isora DO, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

$28.95

Description

Some of you longtime followers will remember when we visited this tiny Canary Island producer back in the summer of 2012.

A Store Favorite!  ONE of our most significant TRAVEL DISCOVERIES!! !  Viñátigo’s old vine Vijariego vineyard is planted on its own root stock, while clinging to the steep cliffside of Tenerife’s Teide volcano as it plunges into the ocean below.  Just 7 cases imported.  We have six of them arriving by late August.  RESERVE NOW!   No billing charges until delivery.  Only 2,676 bottles made from 1/2 hectare of vines (1.5 acres).  Aged 6 months in 350L French (Allier) oak barrels of between 1-4 years old.

100% Vijariego Blanco, a grape variety unique and indigenous to the Canary Islands.  The best description we can think of is that it’s similar to Premier Cru Chablis (Chardonnay): high in acid, salty, and well-structured.   This wine hints of sliced pear and tropical fruits and is slightly riper, more viscous and weighty on the palate than previous vintages.  Lip smacking delicious!

Viticulture at Viñátigo is sustainability focused. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented using the natural yeasts from the vineyard. Grapes go through two selections and sortings, first in the vineyards and then again in the winery. Minimal sulfur is used in the winery and no synthetic materials are used in the wine making.

 

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