Envínate Taganan Tenerife Tinto 2022
Grape: Listán Negro, Listán Gaucho, Malvasia Negra, Negramoll, Baboso, and others
Region: Canary Islands
The vineyard is on the northeast coast of Tenerife, planted from the water up to 300m above sea level. These ancient, untrained vines (70-300 years old) are planted on very steeply terraced, sandy, basaltic soils. All grapes are hand harvested, then undergo fermentation by indigenous yeasts with some whole clusters in open-top vats and concrete. The wine is aged in neutral oak for a year before bottling without fining or filtering. The 2020 Taganan Tinto shows just a hint of reduction on the nose, but the palate is lovely, forward, with cherries and soil. Long elegant finish.