Ignios Origenes Listán Negro 2013

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Estate: C.B. Viñamonte is a family estate founded in 1982 and located on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The produce white, rosé and red wines.

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from vines 15-40 years in age. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak barrels for 11 months.

Tasting Notes: Garnet with brick edges in colour. Alluring aromas of roasted red pepper, berry compote and hints of campfire. Tart cranberry, red currant and rhubarb flavors form the core of this savory delight. Floral traces along with tomato and dried herbs compliment the finish of black cherry and volcanic earth elements. An engaging, distinctive bottle well worth seeking out.

100% Listán Negro
Ycoden Daute Isora
Spain
Produced & Bottled by C.B. Viñamonte
13% Alcohol
$15
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*Listán Negro is a Spanish black skinned grape that is predominately planted in the Canary Islands, especially on the island of Tenerife. The grape historically was widely planted in the Castile region of northern Spain, and it is believed that settlers to the Canary Islands brought the grape with them. The vines are planted in small pits in the volcanic soils, which serve to capture moisture and offer protection from the hot, strong dry winds of the area. A broad spectrum of styles can be produced from the grape, varying from light Rosé wines with soft tannins to rich reds loaded with smoky spice and dark fruits.

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