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Tajinaste Valle de la Orotava Tinto Tradicional 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A different Canary Island red wine that has great potential.

Producer/Winery: Agustín García Farrais; Bodegas Tajinaste; Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

Grape Variety: Listan Negro.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Valle de la Orotava; Tenerife; Canary Islands, Spain.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Tuna dreams and vegetable soup with pesto sauce

Tasting:

    Chilled (by mistake) and opened 15-minutes before drinking. Clear, light ruby color with a lighter red rim. Almost nonexistent aromas. Silky smooth, very approachable, dry and dusty and mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 200-grit texture. Cherry, cranberry a tad peppery and bitter flavors that were actually a very good combination of tastes. Mild acidity (but enough to give it a refreshing character), soft tannins and a medium length mouth satisfying mineral and bitter fruit finish. Everything about this wine was a surprise, for example: I logged it in as 2017 Bodegas Tajinaste Valle de la Orotava Blanco Seco when I put in in the cellar. Than thinking it was a white, put in in the cooler assuming it was Listan Blanco. Having a very dark bottle it was also a real surprise when I poured red wine into the first glass. A wine from the Caviste wine shop without aroma is unthinkable and the neutral taste of the red berries with the mild acidity and soft tannins were really the capstone. With all that said we were very positive about the wine and by the last sip were disappointed the bottle was empty!!! We called it a different Canary Island red wine that has great potential.

Bodegas Tajinaste Canary Island vineyard
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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm synthetic cork.

UPC Code: 8 437010 950001

Imported by: David Bowler Wine; New York, New York.