Listán Negro

2019
Spain
Canary Islands

One hundred per cent Listán Negro from ungrafted grapevines of more than 100 years old. Grown between 300 and 700 meters above sea level, in the northwest of Tenerife. After a week maceration the wine is made in tank and then left to aged for three months in three to five years-old 225l French oak barrels.

93 points
"Juan Jesus at Viñátigo ferments his Listán Negro in stainless steel tanks and ages it for three months in French oak barrels, all of which have seen plenty of use. The vines are very old and pre-phylloxera, growing in volcanic soils between an altitude of five hundred and one thousand meters above sea level. The 2019 comes in nicely ripe at 13.5 percent octane and delivers a fine aromatic constellation of dark berries, bitter cherry, tree bark, lovely Canary Islands botanicals, dark soil tones and a topnote of smoked meats. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core of black fruit, lovely mineral drive and grip, ripe, seamless tannins and a long, tangy and perfectly balanced finish. This is dynamite Listán Negro! It is approachable out of the blocks, but will be even better with a few years in the cellar to allow its suave tannins to fall away a bit more. 2021-2045+."
John Gilman,
A View From The Cellar

SKU/Code: 
DB0096-19
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Listán Negro
Farming Type: 
Organic