Viñátigo 2018 'Vijariego Blanco', Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Vinatigo 2018 'Vijariego Blanco', Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Winemaker: Juan Jesus & Elena Batista
Farming: Sustainable with organic practices
Terroir: Mediterranean island-climate on volcanic rock
Vinification: Hand-harvested, fermented using indigenous yeasts. Grapes go thru two sortings - first in fields, then again in winery. Minimal sulfur, no synthetic materials used.
Variety: 100% Vijariego Blanco, a grape variety unique to the Canary Islands.
Aging: Six months in 350-liter French (Allier) oak barrels of between one and four years old.
Tasting Note: The best description we can think of is that it's similar to Chablis: high in acid, salty, and well-structured. Only 2,676 bottles made from a one-half hectare of vines, making this the smallest production wine in the lineup.