NEW! Vino de la Mesa Negramoll, Matias i Torres, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain 2017

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NEW! Vino de la Mesa Negramoll, Matias i Torres, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain 2017

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A new discovery from the tiny volcanic island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, about 300 miles off the coast of Western Sahara. It’s made from Negramoll grapes sourced from century-old, ungrafted vines (phylloxera didn’t reach the Canary Islands) and while we realise that some people will roll their eyes at the sheer predictability of such a discovery, please be aware that we have to cater for our more conservative customers as well.

There are very few wines that have such a strong sense of place as volcanic wines and this one takes you to the rim of the crater. It’s there in the aromas of crushed basalt and whetstone as well as sour cherry, strawberry and a hint of hellfire. There’s also a touch of volatile acidity, which brings some high-toned notes akin to wood polish, which seem to blend in well with the organic, mineral and botanical elements. Only a few bottles have made their way to these shores and we suggest that adventurous wine drinkers snap them up.

Winemaking:

Whole bunch (20-30%), the rest was destemmed. All of the grapes fermented with 6-7 days of maceration (in steel as well as in an old wooden press), and the wine was then pressed and transferred to a 600 litre barrel (very old) where it spent 9 months on its lees.

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