Ignios Vijariego Negro

2017

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 this grape. The thick skin of Vijariego protected it from the extreme heat of the vintage, and the total absence of mildew - common in this zone – yielded great fruit this year. The wine was made in concrete, completely destemmed, and aged partially in used foudre and barrique where it went through malolactic. It is vibrant and spicy, with faint smokiness. It feels serious and will make you think of a mountain-wine.

Also available in 1.5L!

94 points
"Following the impressive 2016, the 2017 Ignios Orígenes Vijariego Negro was also great but with a different aromatic palette. Of course you have the vintage differences, with the super dry 2017 and the early harvest. The nose had a note of smoked bacon and a touch of iron intermixed with wild berries, flowers and spices. The palate revealed some grainy tannins that might require some time in bottle to get polished, and there's a dry, serious finish. This has a vibrant palate that transmits freshness. There were 3,000 bottles produced, as the vineyard is finally delivering normal yields now that it has recovered from a very poor situation when Pérez started working the vineyard in 2012."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, April 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB1828-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Vijariego Negro
Farming Type: 
Organic