$94.00 per bottle | $564.00 case of 6
Margalagua, or “Mother of the Water”, is the name of a small single parcel organically farmed by viticultor José Angel Alonso and Envinaté. This treacherously steep vineyard sits in between 150-250 meters elevation just above the Atlantic Ocean, on the north side of Tenerife.
This is a single parcel that is distinct for the presence of red basalt mixed with sandy, iron-rich volcanic soil. As with the other Taganan parcels, the vines range in age from 70-300 years old.
A blend of Listan Negro, with smaller percentages of Vijariego, Malvasia Negra, Boboso, Negramoll, and more. Fermentation is all whole cluster in open top barrels, and aging is for one year in neutral French oak. Already the Margalagua shows a delicate and pretty nose, almost reminiscent of Gamay. Extremely "user-friendly" for a Canary red, as there seems to be zero reduction on the nose, perhaps this is the magic of the Margalagua site. Light-medium bodied, with soft, rustic tannins.