Blanco Seco DOP "Islas Canarias" 2022
12 bottle case
A dry white wine made from 90% Listán blanco (pronounced lee-STAN blahn-ko), hand-harvested from hillside vineyards at a height of 250-500 metres above sea level, and 10% Albillo criollo (pronounced al-bee-yo cree-oh-yo). Approximately 20% of the wine completes fermentation and aging for 2-3 months in 2nd- and 3rd-passage oak barrels, while the rest of the wine remains in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. Light fining with bentonite, and not filtered.
Grapes: Listán blanco, the most-planted white variety of the Canaries, was introduced to the Canaries in the late 15th century and is the same grape as Palomino Fino, the variety of choice for sherry production. In the right conditions (e.g. the Canarias) it offers aromas and flavours reminiscent of peaches, citrus, almonds, and fresh-cut herbs, with mineral notes. Albillo criollo is a unique version of the highly-aromatic Albillo Real, found only on the Canarias. Used mainly for blending, it contributes acidity, texture (glycerin), and tropical aromas.
Our Tasting Note: Bright, pale straw yellow colour. Intense aromas reminiscent of grapefruit zest, lemon citrus and pineapple, with mineral notes. Crisp acidity, dry, light- to medium-bodied with a long, clean finish.