2007 Bodegas Viñátigo Vijariego Blanco Ycoden-Daute-Isora
Vijariego Blanco is an obscure grape from the Canary Islands that I could not find much about – unlike the Listáns, Tintilla, and Negramoll, it doesn’t seem to be a variety that grows by another name elsewhere. Nutty/smoky/caraway nose. Full-bodied, round, well balanced, smooth, bone dry; lightly honeyed/lightly mineral, with floral, hazelnut, and white fruit notes, with a bit of caraway/baking spice. I have read a couple of notes on this wine comparing it aromatically to a good village white Burgundy, and the comparison is valid in my book. Very good/excellent.
2010 Bodegas Viñátigo Rosato Ycoden-Daute-Isora
100% Listán Negro. Full, moderately acidic, round, denser than some, with notes of red and tropical fruits; watermelon, oranges, and red currants. Very good+.