"Paisaje de las Islas" Forastera Gomera

2017

100% Foraestera Blanca from the island of La Gomera.

Good luck finding this grape anywhere outside of La Gomera island! Forastera Blanca usually makes a locally consumed wine, but Agustín 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. Agustín harvested at fourteen percent potential alcohol and was ridiculed by all the neighbors, who customarily harvest at fifteen percent. After a twenty-four-hour cold soak, the wine was fermented in stainless and aged in 500-liter French oak barrels. Singular. 

Available by special order.

 

91+ points
"...a wine made from purchased grapes. The 2017 version offers up a focused and complex bouquet of pear, a hint of green olive, sea salts, a lovely base of soil, fresh almond and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and well-balanced, with an excellent core of fruit, fine cut and grip and a long, soil-driven and complex finish. Good juice."
John Gilman,
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SKU/Code: 
DB7850-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White