Tenerife


Tenerife has a rich wine making and trading history. Shakespeare wrote about “a cup of canary” in the Twelfth Night, The famed East India Company had trading links there, and in the 1600’s Malvasia from Tenerife was the hot tipple in London.

When the wine regions of world were ravaged by Phylloxera, Tenerife remained unaffected. The result is vines as old as 300 years! Vineyards on traditional root stocks and an array of indigenous grape varieties. The volcanic soils, tropical climate and altitude play their part in an authentic terroir character.

The most noteworthy varieties are Listán Negro, Listán Blanco (palomino fino, the sherry grape), Listán Prieto (país). Vine age, training and the plots are so key to the success of these varietals.

We are big fans of two producers (Suertes del Marques and Envinate) located in the Orotova Valley, on the cooler North side of the island which features the steep slopes of the Pico del Teide volcano.

 

 

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Volcanic, smoky and salty. Crisp green apple, lemon, pineapple, sea water and white pepper. Vibrant
A pure, feather-light and ethereal red, with redcurrants, orange and spices on the nose, combined wi
Very fine, fresh, peppery and aromatic, and extremely elegant on the palate. Burgundy-esque yet with
Light, fresh, earthy and mineral. Sour cherry, cranberry, lilac and pepper. Grippy tannins with a lo
Salty, smoky and refreshing, Lemons and limes with green apple and miso. It is complex yet accesible
From old-vine Listán Blanco, this unique white is wonderfully mineral, with a matchstick nose and p
Juicy and refreshing wine that showcases the vivid aromas and flavours of Listán Negro
Wild, distinctive, and thirst-quenching with beautiful texture, this is bound to intrigue anyone wh
The ultimate expression of Tenerife. Pure, deeply aromatic and focused, with a peppery and lifted n
A really intriguing wine. Salty, nutty, smoky and balanced acidity. Marmajuelo, Malvasia, Listán bl
Made from the indigenous variety Vijariego Negro, not commonly found in La Orotava Valley, this is a
This wine comes from a tiny 0.25-hectare plot planted with Baboso Negro grapes on volcanic and clay
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