"Paisaje de las Islas" Forastera Gomera
100% varietal Foraestera Blanca from the island of La Gomera.
Good luck finding this grape anywhere but our warehouse and La Gomera island!
Forastera Blanca usually makes a locally consumed wine, but Agustin was intrigued by the opportunity to make this overlooked grape into a great white wine under the "Paisaje de las Islas" or "Voyage through the Islands" label when his friend who lives on La Gomera showed him a superbly well situated parcel on the north coast of the island. Agustin harvested at 14% and was ridiculed by all the neighbors, who customarily harvest at 15% potential alcohol. After a 24 hour cold soak Agustin fermented the wine in stainless and raised in 500-L french oak barrels. Singular.
“Paisaje de las Islas” is a project to make a superlatively representative wine that embodies the flagship characteristics of the island from which it comes. The project will continue with a new addition from a new island next year; this is the second.
Available by special order.