Viñátigo Marmajuelo 2021
  • White Wine
  • Marmajuelo
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Viñátigo Marmajuelo 2021

Canary Islands, Spain
Regular price $36.95per bottle ($443.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Tropical & 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.

Marmajuelo's origin is still a mystery nowadays. In the late 90's, Juan Jesus found a couple vines of this grape in the island of El Hierro, and started to make some micro-vinifications to discover more about it's potential. Juan Jesus fell in love so madly with the resulting wine, that he decided to plant some in the northwest of Tenerife.

Today, there are only 25 hectares planted with Marmajuelo in the world, scattered in small plots in the islands of Tenerife and El Hierro. It grows ungrafted at a very low altitude, below 300 meters above sea level, under the constant influence of the Ocean breeze.

This 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.

Amazing wine to pair with seafood and fresh fish.

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).