Borja Perez Viticultor

  • Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Borja Perez Viticultor

Throughout the last decade we have closely followed the transformation that the Canary Island wines have been through and witnessed first-hand as the growers and producers in the region came unto their craft, starting to learn and express their individual voices. Borja Perez is one such grower, and his recent trajectory is a glowing example of this process. He grew up in a family that made wines for generations, however those wines weren’t exactly expressive of terroir, and were more amateur, commercial offerings, made for domestic consumption and big markets. When he took the plunge in 2011  and created his own label, Ignios, Borja embarked on a serious venture, learning and working the terroir of his native Tenerife with extreme focus and craft.
He started with the 2 hectares of his family, mainly planted with Baboso and Listán Negro. Demand soared, and in 2014 he introduced a new line,  Artifice, from purchased grapes. Today he owns 7 hectares of vineyards planted with Albillo, Vijariego Negro, and Marmajuelo, as well as the original plantings of Baboso and Listán Negro. He also works another 4 hectares of vineyards from 6 different growers.
Unlike 2017, with its extreme temperatures and drought, 2018 was a balanced year, with cooler temperatures, specially in Northern Tenerife, and the conditions to make fresher wines were ideal. You see it here in the Artifices, which are brighter, less tense, and simply more easy to drink than the previous vintage.

http://igniosorigenes.com/

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DB1896-18
Organic
Artifice Listán Blanco
2018
Listán Blanco
100% Listán Blanco from multiple parcels, all from the northern part of the DO. It ferments in barrels where it stays for eleven months... Read More

DB1895-18
Organic
Artífice Tinto
2018
Listán Negro
100% Listán Negro sourced from different parcels in Ycoden Daute Isora. Each parcel is vinified separately in steel and concrete tanks and... Read More

DB1778-18
Organic
Artífice Vidueño (Blanco)
2018
A blend of Marmajuelo, Listan Blanco, Albillo, Gual y Forastera from different parcels.They are vinified in 500L French oak barrels and... Read More

DB1705-17
Organic
Ignios Baboso
2017
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

DB1819-18
Ignios Marmajuelo
2018
Marmajuelo
From a vineyard planted in 1997, Borja's Marmajuelo is as serious as it gets, and doesn't resemble much the usual tropical-flavored juice... 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