Viñátigo: Unique Grapes of the Canary Islands Mix
  • Mixed Cases
  • Malvasía, Marmajuelo, Tintilla
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • 750ml

Viñátigo: Unique Grapes of the Canary Islands Mix

Canary Islands, Spain
Regular price $238.70per case
6 bottles per case
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Only 2 items in stock!

The Canary Islands are a hidden and forgotten archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco. Since the 15th century, conquers from all over Europe have settled down, or at least passed by this remote enclave. They brought with them their culture, and winemaking was a big part of it. The Islands represent one of the best-preserved vestiges of vines!

Thanks to their volcanic origin, these grapes have been preserved over centuries. Since 1990, Bodegas Viñátigo has worked tireless recuperating the almost extinct grape varieties of the Islands. We have curated this Mixed Case with 4 different single-grape wines for you to discover the incredible viticultural heritage of the Canary Islands.

This mixed case includes 2 bottles of each wine:

Viñátigo Marmajuelo 2019. Marmajuelo's origin is still a mystery nowadays. In the late 90's, Juan Jesus found a couple vines in the island of El Hierro, and started to recuperate it. Today, there are only 25 hectares planted, scattered in small plots in the islands of Tenerife and El Hierro. The marine freshness translates into a beautiful acidity and a vibrant salinity in the wine. On the nose, tropical aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and banana leaves intermingle. On the palate it's fresh, with great texture.

Viñátigo Malvasía Aromática 2018. By stopping the fermentation when there is still a bit of residual sugar, Viñátigo makes this beautiful and aromatic off-dry wine. On the nose, it has beautiful aromas of grapefruit and citrus, fresh salty peaches, bitter orange peel and rose petal notes. On the palate, the vibrant acidity cuts through the subtle sweet sensation.

Viñátigo Tintilla 2018. Wines made with Tintilla are very scarce in the Canary Islands. Viñatigo is one of the very few making a 100% Tintilla wine in the archipelago. They recuperated this variety back in 2002, planting it in a plot situated in El Palmar valley, a rural protected area in the very north-west of Tenerife. Tintilla is bright and juicy, deeply coloured and infused with aromas of tobacco leaves, dark chocolate, blackberries and black pepper notes. On the palate it is soft and silky, with firm tannins.

*Please note, this mixed case will take 5-7 business days to repack and process*

About the Winery

Viñátigo

Juan Jesús is a proud native of Tenerife and the fourth generation of growers. During the thirty years that he's overseen Bodegas Viñátigo, he has considerably increased its holdings, planting varieties that he and his team recuperated from near extinction.

Driven by passion and love for his homeland, Juan decided to revive and work to save the native grape varieties that were brought to the Canary Islands by the conquers back in the 15th century and that had survived on the islands for centuries. He is a hero of contemporary Canarian viticulture. The wealth of knowledge that his work has created has helped underpin the significant expansion of wine styles that are now available throughout the archipelago, and his wines have achieved a calibre of class that many doubted the Canaries would ever produce again. (The Epic Wines of the Canary Islands, written by Santo Bains).