Diego Seco 2016

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Canary Islands
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100% Diego, also known locally as Vijariego Blanco, is a vigorous, high-acid grape grown only in the Canary Islands. Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and aged three months in tank sur lie. Don’t be fooled by its practically clear color---this is a complex and umami-ful wine with a bright, mineral palate.

Notes about the Diego or Vijariego grape, from Jancis Robinson's Wine Grapes

Vijariego was first described under the name Vigiriega Comun by Clemente y Rubio (1807) as a variety widespread in Andalucia. It is said to have been introduced to the Islas Canarias in teh late fifteenth or early sixteenth century...There were said to be 473 ha of Vijariego on the Islas Canarias, Spain, in 2008, and it is authorized in all the island's DOs, where is is used for both still and sparkling wines thanks to the generally high levels of acidity. In Granada the variety has virtually disappeared...

90 points
"The 2016 version of Diego Seco from Bodegas Bermejo is beautifully made and offers up plenty of bounce and soil signature in its medium-full format. The nose wafts from the glass in a mix of lime, green apple, sea salts and a topnote of green olive. On the palate the wine is fullish, crisp and transparent, with very good balance, bright acids and impressive grip and focus on the long finish, that closes with a distinctive touch of green olive. 2017-2025."
John Gilman,
View from the Cellar
, #68