Artifice Listán Blanco

Artifice Listán Blanco

By Pete's Provisions

€33,00

WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE

What a great white with a mineral, saline bite to it. Pointedly dry and very round on the palate. Listán Blanco isn't common outside of the Canary Islands. It's another name for Palomino Fino, one of the most common grapes used to make sherry. You'll definitely pick up the similarities this wine has with a Manzanilla or Fino. The nose has cactus fruit, kumquat, and pine. Hints of this stay on the palate, but it's dominated by this gorgeous salinity with dried lemons, nuts, and sea salt. It's a reminder that this wine is from the western Atlantic coast of Tenerife. Specifically from the Ycoden-Daute-Isora region. Interest in wine from the Canary Islands has been growing, but Borja Perez is still a small production. Saline and thirst quenching, this is the ultimate tapas wine.

ABOUT THE WINERY

Borja Perez is a star of the Canary Island wine scene and a pioneer of innovative, small scale wine production; a far cry from the homogenous international styles of much of southern Spain. Even five years ago, Tenerife was a footnote in the context of Spanish wine, but since taking over the family business in 2011 Borja has enhanced their reputation and reach by refocusing on the indigenous varieties grown on the island. The vineyards are farmed organically, the winery is gravity-fed and SO2 levels are at a minimum. The wines are characterized by intense aromatics and by mineral and saline qualities that


WINE STATS

Producer Ycoden Daute Isora
Year 2019
Region Tenerife
Country
Spain
Styles Natural
Size 750ml
Closure Cork
Alcohol
12.5%
Varieties

Listán Blanc

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