canary islands low intervention organic

Matias í Torres ‘Las Migas Cosecha’ La Palma DO 2017

Estate: 5th generation winemaker Victoria Torres Pecis farms amidst the extreme conditions on volcanic La Palma in the Canary Islands, off the northeastern coast of Africa. In addition to the rugged, steep, volcanic terrain, the climate is extreme, with intense heat and constant winds. Dedicated to the “never ending learning process” and the expression of grapes and land, she is passionate about “vino experimental”; experimenting with traditional and historical methods such as solera aging, grape pressing techniques, varietal and vineyard blending and ageing vessels and times. Victoria currently farms 7 hectares of ungrafted vines that range in age from 70-120 years old [the estate is one of the oldest in the Canary Islands].

Winemaking: Farming is organic and low intervention, all work is done by hand, including bottling and labeling. All fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts, without temperature control. Grapes are from different vineyards with varying altitudes and soils. Fermented and aged in concrete, aged on the lees for 10 months. Only 2600 bottles produced.

Tasting Notes: Gold in colour, with aromas of smoke, sea spray, lemon, baked apple, white flowers, Russian sage leaf, herbs and spice. Silky lemon, pear, saffron, white pepper and wild herbs are glossed by citrus acidity. Bitter/salty/nutty caramel, tarry earth and Russian sage finish is the star of the show. Engaging and luminous.

100% Listán Blanco
La Palma DO
Canary Islands
Spain
Produced & Bottled by Victoria E. Torres Pecis
12.5% Alcohol
$26

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