El Grifo, Vijariego 2021
The Vijariego grape variety was introduced in the Canary Islands from Andalusia in the 16th century as table grapes, or for drying into raisins. With large berries and a thick skin, it is the last to ripen, together with the Muscat grape variety. This wine is made with Vijariego Blanco grapes from pre-phylloxera vines that are 80 to 100 years old, grown under a layer of volcanic ash. Production of 3,432 bottles.
On 30 August 2021, 5,000 kilos of this variety of grapes were harvested to make this wine. The skin of these grapes is thick and the must is viscous, terpenic and of high acidity and a low yield which makes it difficult to be produced. But the upside is that it is extremely original. The must started fermenting two days later after inoculating it with our own yeast. We carried out a traditional process to bring out its natural acidity. It has good ageing potential.
Colour: Pale yellow with greenish hues, clear and bright.
Aroma: Peculiar wine with aromas of spices, mustard, balsamic vinegar and floral hints.
Taste: Complex, fresh and well-balanced, with great personality and a long finish.
|Residual Sugar||0.8 g/L|
|Total Acidity||7 g/L|