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Diego Blanco

Matias i Torres

Diego Blanco Bottle
Appellation
La Palma
Variety
Vijariego Blanco
Age of Vines
60
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Sandy volcanic
Altitude
800-850 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 48 hour maceration on the skins, whole cluster pressing, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
7 months in tank on the lees

Overview

Diego is one of the regional names for Vijariego Blanco – a variety most likely brought to the Canary Islands from Andalucía when they were settled in the 16th century. Confusingly, it doesn’t appear to be a color mutation of Vijariego Negro. It is prized in the Canary Islands for ripening with high acidity at a modest potential alcohol, making it the primary grape for sparkling wines as well as distinctively fresh and vibrant still wines with tea and herbal nuances. Victoria Torres sources her Diego from a single 60 year-old vineyard trellised on low metal pergolas designed to keep the clusters of these sprawling vines off the sandy volcanic soil.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2014 Diego Blanco

Source: WA

91

2013 Diego Blanco

Source: WA

Canary Islands, Spain
  • Location
    Canary Islands, Spain
  • Appellation
    La Palma
  • Proprietor
    Victoria Torres
  • Winemaker
    Victoria Torres
  • Size / Elevation
    7 hectares / 200-1300 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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