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 Tinto is made with a blend of local red grapes like Listan Negro, Listan Gaucho, Malvasia Negro by also some unidentified varieties. The vines are all untrained and no chemicals are used on the land. The wine is an explosion of flavours and aromas, with wild herbs, spice, volcanic rock and a touch of sea salt. An impressively elegant wine. 95 POINTS, LUIS GUTIERREZ, THE WINE ADVOCATE