Tajinaste is a small family-owned winery located in the Valle de la Orotava. It is on the north side of Tenerife and therefore heavily influenced by the vientos alisios, or trade winds, which help moderate the climate of the islands. Agustín García and his family farm a total of six hectares (15 acres). Tajinaste’s vineyards are situated between 300 and 500 meters above sea level. The oldest stocks of the varieties Listán Negro and Listán Blanco were planted around 1914.
100% listan negro
Medium red. Intensely floral aromas of cherry, rose and violet, along with a strong white pepper quality. Firm cherry and blackcurrant flavors are braced by dusty tannins and become rather brooding with air. Espresso and bitter chocolate flavors add low tones to cherry and dark berries on the finish, which is youthfully clenched today. Although I'd bet on this loosening up with some bottle age, I prefer the Tradicional's elegance 2007 Bodegas Tajinaste Blanco…