Táganan is the old local name for the vineyard area located on the northeast side of Tenerife. In this area, the vineyards are planted “wild” on primary volcanic rock, on cliffs just above the Atlantic Ocean. Taganan Blanco is made from many different white grape varieties native to the Canary Islands, some of them unidentified, but include Listan Blanco, Albillo Criollo, Marmajuelo, Gual, and Malvasia.
Vinification: Sourced from old-vine, untrained pie franco parcels of Listan Blanco atop the western cliffs of Tenerife. Each parcel is hand-harvested and vinified separately, 60% in concrete and 40% old barrels. Maceration is 10 days cool or 40 days warm (depending on parcel) with 15% skin contact and raised 8 months without battonage or added SO2. Bottling is without fining or filtration.
This is an intense vino blanco with lots of personality and notes of nuts, smoke, and sea salt - to pair with a wide variety of tapas, especially head on prawns with olive oil and sea salt or Jamón Iberico.