Viñátigo Elaboraciones Ancestrales Tinto 2018
  • Baboso Negro, Tintilla
  • Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Viñátigo Elaboraciones Ancestrales Tinto 2018

Canary Islands, Spain
Regular price $63.95per bottle ($383.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Delicate & Mineral

Juan Jesús, who is a 4th generation winemaker, founded Viñátigo in 1990 and has worked tirelessly since then identifying, recuperating the native grapes of the Canary Islands.

Two different grape varieties coming from two different volcanic terroirs come together in a delicate and fine wine. A half-and-half blend of Tintilla and Baboso, fermented whole-cluster (including the stems) in open wooden vats with occasional punch-downs. Black-fruited with incredible density of flavour, minerality and length.

To be paired with big meals: steaks, coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon...

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).