Viñátigo Elaboraciones Ancestrales Tinto 2019
  • Baboso Negro, Tintilla
  • Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Viñátigo Elaboraciones Ancestrales Tinto 2019

Canary Islands, Spain
Regular price $71.95per bottle ($431.70per case)
6 bottles per case

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.

The Elaboraciones Ancestrales collection aims to bring back ancient winemaking techniques. For this red wine, two different grape varieties–Baboso Negro and Tintillafrom two different volcanic terroirs of the Northwest of Tenerife come together in a delicate yet full-bodied wine. Each variety is fermented separately with whole-cluster  (including the stems) in a big open wooden vat, with occasional punch-downs. Once fermentations are completed, the two grapes are pressed individually, and then blended and aged in the same wooden vat.

This is a big and quite remarkable wine has aromas of black cherries and plums, tobacco, rosewood, toffee, cedar and touches of salty caramel and woodsmoke. On the palate has a subtle power, concentration and longevity. This red ends up with a long lasting length and a mineral and salty tang.

Enjoy this special wine paired with coq au vin, or boeuf bourguignon. Would also go very well with steak and frites.

About the Winery


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).