2016 Borja Perez "Artifice" Listan Blanco, 750ml

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Sharply mineral, tamarind-tart white from the volcanic soils of the Canary Islands. Listan Blanco, despite its name, is not related to the Listan Nergo grape that is planted across the archipelago. This all from old vines, fermented and aged in large used French barrels. No sulfur is added until a very tiny dose at bottling.

From the mouth of the importer (David Bowler):

"Borja Perez, a rising star in the Canary Islands’ viticultural scene, loves the land of his native Tenerife. His primary project, Ignios Orígenes, was born in 2011, when Borja was presented the opportunity to buy Baboso Negro and Marmajuelo Blanco vines from La Vizcondesa, a one-hectare vineyard that is now his jewel. With a deep-seated respect for the indigenous varieties of the Canaries, Borja seized the opportunity. In 2012 he added Listán Negro and Vijariego Negro vines to the project.

Production here is growing but still very small, at less than 600 cases total. The vineyards are farmed organically, the winery is gravity-fed and SO2 level are kept to the absolute minimum."

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