Estate: 4th generation winemaker, Professor of Viticulture, Tenerife native, Juan Jesus has spent the past 25 years dedicated to preserving the indigenous grapes of the island. His son Jorge Mendez now oversees the sustainable, organic and biodynamically farmed estate.
Winemaking: Ungrafted vines are 100+ years in age in volcanic soils, 300-700 meters in elevation in the northwestern part of the island. Hand-harvested, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts, aged 3 months in used 225L French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Concentrated layers of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, red currant, roasted sage, black pepper, licorice, smoky earth framed by fine grain tannins and fresh acidity. Black currant and blueberry linger on the smoky finish. Plush, compelling.
100% Listán Negro