Bodega Tajinaste, Listán Blanco 2018 

Light straw yellow colour with greenish reflections

The palate is fresh and smooth, with a well-balanced acidity which is very versatile with food!

Slightly smoky with pleasant floral notes and aromas of pineapple, apple and fennel

View of Mount Teide and the valley of La

About the Producer

Named for the beautiful flower that grows on Tenerife (which is also depicted on the labels), Tajinaste is one of the best producers of the Canary Islands

In the North of the island of Tenerife, in the majestic valley of La Orotova, between the volcano El Teide and the Atlantic Ocean, Bodega Tajinaste opened their doors in 1977 in the continuity of a long tradition of grape cultivation and wine making by the García Farráis family. They grow local varieties: Listán Negro and Listán Blanco on ancient vines, planted around 1914.

 

The vines grow on their own roots, according to a singular training system called "Cordones Multiples Trenzado" or "braided multiple Cords". Merging wine-making tradition and modern oenology, their work steeped in the family tradition is done with the greatest respect of the vineyard. Faithfully translating the trilogy of soil, variety and wine making, they produce unique and volcanic wine, that offers typicity, character, and a sense of terroir.

  • Grapes

    90% Listán Blanco

     10% Albillo

    Listán Blanco is the local name for Palomino Fino. It is a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa, and best known for its use in the manufacture of sherry. It is also grown in the Douro region of Portugal where it is used for table and fortified wines. There are substantial plantings in Andalusia for sherry production, and it is also widely grown on the Canary Islands, and in Galicia.

     

  • Region

    LOCATION: La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands

    On paper, Tenerife’s climate would appear to be too hot and humid for the production of good- quality dry wines, but, to off-set the heat, vines are planted at altitude on the slopes of Pico del Teide (the world’s third largest active volcano).

     

     

    The winds off the Atlantic also reduce temperatures and bring much needed moisture.

  • Viticulture

    The oldest vines at Tajinaste were planted in 1914 under the traditional trellised system unique to the Canary Islands: el cordon trenzado (the braided cord), which is a multiple cordon with a number of the vine’sbranches braided together.

    The volcanic soil imparts a wealth of minerals to the vines and was also important in preventing phylloxera from taking hold on the islands. As a consequence, there is a wealth of old ungrafted vines and unusual indigenous varieties.

  • Vinification

    • Manual harvested

    • Cold pre-maceration for 12 hours

    • 85% fermented in stainless vat, 15% in new oak barrels

    • Controlled ferment

    • 20% matured in French and American oak barrels for two months

  • Wine Spec

    Vintage: 2018

    Alcohol: 13%

    Name of Producer:

    Bodegas Tajinaste

    Name of Wine:

    Listán Blanco

    Winemaker:

    Agustin Garcia Farrais

    Origin: 

    La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands

    Vegan

Nigiri Sushi

Wine & Food Matching Ideas

Anchovies on Sourdough Toast

Grilled White Fish

Dressed Crab

Tapas platter

Sushi

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Try it with

Gambas al ajillo

by

Brindisa

Sizzling prawns in garlic. Is there a more delicious combination out there that is this simple? Easy to prepare, the bigger the king prawns the better I say! Washed down with a chilled glass of Tajinaste it is absolute bliss!

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