Borja Perez Viticultor

Borja Perez Viticultor

Borja Perez, a rising star in the Canary Islands’ viticultural scene, loves the land of his native Tenerife. This maifests both in his day job as a fireman, and in his passion project: tending his vineyards and making wine. His primary project, Ignios Orígenes, was born in 2011, when Borja was presented the opportunity to buy Baboso Negro and Marmajuelo Blanco vines. With a deep-seated respect for the indigenous varieties of the Canaries, Borja seized the opportunity. In 2012 he added Listán Negro and Vijariego Negro vines to the project.

The vineyards are farmed organically, the winery is gravity-fed and SO2 level are kept to the absolute minimum. The Ignios wines are characterized by intense aromatics and by mineral and saline qualities that are unique to the Canary Islands. Production here is tiny, at less than 500 cases total. 

His Artifice line is made following the same ethos, but from purchased grapes.

http://igniosorigenes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ignios

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DB1896-17
Organic
Artifice Listán Blanco
2017
Listán Blanco
100% Listán Blanco from old vines, fermented and aged in 500L French barrels from Burgundy; 7 months aging on the lees. No sulfur added... Read More

DB1778-17
Organic
Artífice Vidueño (Blanco)
2017
A blend of Marmajuelo, Listan Blanco, Albillo, Gual y Forastera from different parcels.They are vinified in 500L French oak barrels and... Read More

DB1895-17
Organic
Artífice Tinto
2017
Listán Negro
Each parcel is vinified separately in steel and concrete and then aged together in a large French oak foudre and one very old French... Read More

DB1819-17
Ignios Marmajuelo
2017
Marmajuelo
Marmajuelo has a very short life cycle, and these plants suffered the most with the extremely dry year. However, due to the incredible... Read More

DB1705-16
Organic
Ignios Baboso
2016
Baboso
From a 22-year-old north-facing vineyard with clay and loam soils at 450m altitude.  After careful selection in the field and cellar, the... Read More

DB1634-17
Organic
Ignios Listán Negro
2017
Listán Negro
Made in stainless with 30% whole-clusters with a soft maceration of 20 days. It then ages in 600 liter used barrels for over one year.... Read More

DB1828-17
Organic
Ignios Vijariego Negro
2017
Vijariego Negro
The Vijariego came from one parcel, ‘Casa Canales’, which Borja has been working on for the last 5 years, and it is now the best source for... Read More