Bodegas Vinatigo Marmajuelo Islas Canarias Tenerife 2020

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Bodegas Vinatigo Marmajuelo Islas Canarias Tenerife 2020

Country - Spain

Region - Islas Canarias

Grape Varieties - Marmajuelo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Bodegas Viñátigo

Tasting notes - Highly aromatic and intense on the nose with pure notes of passion fruit and fig tree leaves leading to an equally intense palate with opulent fruit and a very long, persistent finish.

Bodegas Vinatigo Marmajuelo Islas Canarias Tenerife 2020

A rich and silky yet sublimely fresh white wine with tropical
pineapple and ripe pear flavours culminating in a mineral
and saline finish.
Producer Note
The philosophy behind Bodegas Viñátigo is to revive and promote the extensive varietal
heritage of the Canary Islands. The journey started in the 1990s, at a century-old plot in
the village of La Guancha, in the north of Tenerife, where the traditional varieties of
Listán Blanco and Listán Negro were vinified in the old family winery. With an
uncompromising eye on quality, this dynamic winemaking project has subsequently
expanded to produce thrilling, modern wines from varieties such as Gual, Marmajuelo
and Vijariego. Bodegas Viñátigo’s ethos is respectful of the environment, both in the
vineyard where sustainable winegrowing practices are applied; and in the construction
of its state-of-the-art winery which was built in 1997 from local materials and designed to
minimise energy consumption.
The 2020 harvest produced a good yield and excellent quality for this variety. The year
began with good rainfall levels, which encouraged the vegetative development of the
vines and nourished the vines throughout the warm summer months that followed. The
weather allowed the vines to stay healthy and as picking started early they were not
affected by the heatwave at the end of August. The grapes were in excellent health,
with good sugar and acidity levels which translated into balanced wines with excellent
varietal expression.
Juan Jesus found a few Marmajuelo vines on the island of El Hierro and brought some
vine shoots back to Tenerife. After micro-vinification, he was amazed with the result. The
Marmajuelo vines grow close to the ocean below 250 metres where the temperatures
are consistently between 21 to 23°C all year round and the influence of the sea breeze
is constant. The absence of phylloxera in the Canary Islands has preserved many
unique varieties, creating an unparalleled viticultural heritage. As a result, the vines are
ungrafted, allowing for a complete interaction between the plant and soil. The
combination of the volcanic soils, the cooling Alisios trade winds and the distinctive
microclimates of the island, contributes to the extraordinary personalities of the wines.
The vineyard is managed sustainably without the use of herbicides or synthetic
products. Due to the orography of the land, the vineyards are manually cultivated.
The grapes were cooled to 5°C prior to vinification. Sulphur was not added, because at
these temperatures oxidation takes place more slowly, which permits the winemakers
to work without the use of additives. 85% was fermented with an indigenous yeast in
stainless steel tanks, with 15% in concrete egg-shaped tanks at 16°C. The wine was
aged on its lees adding complexity and texture.
Tasting Note
Highly aromatic and intense on the nose with pure notes of passion fruit and fig tree
leaves leading to an equally intense, bright palate with opulent fruit and a crisp,
persistent finish.
Marmajuelo 100%

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