Red Wine /// Listan Blanco & Friends // Tenerife / Spain
Taganan is the old name for the vineyard area on the Northeast side of Tenerife. The vineyards here are very old and are mix planted with a variety of local grapes, all on volcanic soils above the Atlantic ocean. It is a rugged and difficult place and as a consequence all farming needs to be done by hand.
The Taganan Blanco, like the Tinto, is made from blend of local grapes some of them unidentifed but including Listan Blanco, Gual, and Malvasia. All the vines are untrained, hand worked and without chemical use. The wine is fermented by parcel, with skin contact for some parcels. This is a wine of volume, power and elegance, with pungent flavours and a deep salinity. 95 POINTS, LUIS GUTIERREZ, THE WINE ADVOCATE