Highlights: Viñátigo Listán Blanco de Canarias 2020 Tenerife, Spain

Juan Jesús, 4th generation winemaker, founded Viñátigo in 1990, and worked tirelessly since identifying and renovating the native grapes of Spain’s Canary Islands. From pre-phyllexera pergola-trained organically grown Listán Blanco rooted in northwest Tenerife’s volcanic soils (500-700m), this marine wine was fermented and aged in stainless. Opening with the island grape’s characteristic reductive swing, this positively vibrates with volcanic intensity, buzzing quince skin, perfumed white peach blossom, lemon verbena, green apple, meadow grasses along a saline palate. The finish lingers long with a salt wash. Terrific typicity, and ample smashability. 92/100 (TR)

Treve Ring

Treve Ring is a wine writer and editor, judge and speaker, and perpetual traveller. [She is also Correspondent Anorak.]