Unique Wine from the Canary Islands
Wed Nov 29, 5-7pm
20% off wines all day
Wines from the Canary Islands are not particularly famous, but produce some fabulously interesting wines. The islands are so isolated that they were untouched by the phylloxera epidemic that wiped out most of the wine grape vines in the world in the late 1800’s. Thus, the vines are on original rootstock and many of them are very old (which can result in exceptional wine. Also, the terroir is unique, as are many of the wines. For instance, the picture is of “craters” of volcanic soil with individual vines, each protected against the wind the blows in from the ocean. These “craters” also catch scant rainfall, and the semi-circles of rock walls also protect against the wind. Not much wine leaves the Canary Island, so we’re happy to have some at Pairings. For more on wines from the Canary Islands, go to our blog:
Vinatigo Listan Blanco Joven, Listán Blanco, Crisp White, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Y, Fresh and balanced aroma, highlighting fennel and nuts. Great acidity and volume in the mouth; Long and persistent
Fronton De Oro Tinto, Listán Negro, Smooth Red, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Y, Peppery, smoky darker cherry aromas lead to a palate of dark fruit with a mineral accent & an underlying, subtly pungent snap. Aged in mostly used American Oak barrels, A great food wine & fantastic value.
Bodegas Monje Hollera, Listán Negro, Smooth Red, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Y, Whole bunch fermentation (carbonic), From incredibly old vines (100-200 years) "Heady florals, crushed berries, & licorice spice fill the nose, followed by a fresh, medium bodied palate of tart cranberry, creamy cherry, & cocoa nibs, w savory dried earth & herbs on the long finish"