Since her father’s death in 2015, Victoria (Vicky) has been the sole owner and caretaker of her family’s centenarian winery in La Palma, Canary Islands. La Palma is in the northern part of the archipelago, further west into the Atlantic from the African continent. Like the other islands that form the archipelago, the soils are volcanic, the terrain rugged and uneven, and climactic conditions are extreme. Temperatures soar to volcanic heights, and the vineyards are constantly whipped by Atlantic winds.
As with all of her wines, she is farming organically and everything is done by hand, on pre-phylloxera ungrafted vines grown on volcanic soils. This is a blend of 80% Listán Blanco 15% Albillo 5% Bujariego, vines range in age from 50-110 year old vines. Direct press, fermented for 60 days, the grapes are added in various stages of this process (therefore the name) and aged for 18 months in one 500 liter old chestnut barrel.
This wine is a beautiful tangerine hue, with aromas and flavors of soft, ripe apricot skins and hints of dry honeycomb. For lovers of Skin-Contact (aka Orange Wine) or for lovers of Island Wine, or to try something new with flavorful Moroccan Tagine - this wine is awesome and will sell out before we know it. We only got 7 bottles of it!