2017 La Solana LISTAN NEGRO Tenerife, Spain

2017 La Solana LISTAN NEGRO Tenerife, Spain

$52.00Price

This wine comes from the volcanic soils of the main Island of the Canary in Spain, Tenerife. The outstanding indigenous grape Listan Negro produces wines of suprising purity and minerality. Grapes are destemmed but not crushed to preserve the primary fruits character of the wine. The volcanic soils of Tenerife give a rather unique taste to the wine, slighlty sulphuric, so it iscrucial to preserve the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. The wine is then aged 11 months in 500 litre neutral French oak barrels.

 

The wine is a pretty dark red colour with red accents. Aromas of red cherries plus the very distinct volcanic/graphite like overlay with notions of dried meats, sappy stalk and black pepper. What a unique wine! And despite coming from a warm climate it surprisingly is medium-bodied and has very fine tannins. Food matching ideas for this wine : lamb tajine, chorizo with saffron rice and caramelised onions