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WTN: Canaries Taking Flight

by Andrew Bair » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:19 pm

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+.
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Re: WTN: Canaries Taking Flight

by Dale Williams » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:22 pm

Thanks.
What are price points for these? I've liked most Canary Island wines I've tried, but not much "entry priced" for exploration
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Re: WTN: Canaries Taking Flight

by Jenise » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanks for the note, as I didn't even know wines were produced in the Canary Islands--I've never seen let alone tasted one. Very intriguing descriptions.
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