2017 Borja Perez Viticultor Ignios Vijariego Negrovijariego negro from Spain
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A black variety found mainly in the Canary Islands, famed for ripening well and being quite productive, with large grape bunches. Wines are typically red fruited with fresh aci...
- 94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Following the impressive 2016, the 2017 Ignios Orígenes Vijariego Negro was also great but with a different aromatic palette. Of course you have the vintage differences, with the super dry 2017 and the early harvest. The nose had a note of smoked bacon and a touch of iron intermixed with wild berries, flowers and spices. The palate revealed some grainy tannins that might require some time in bottle to get polished, and there's a dry, serious finish. This has a vibrant palate that transmits freshness. There were 3,000 bottles produced, as the vineyard is finally delivering normal yields now that it has recovered from a very poor situation when Pérez started working the vineyard in 2012."
A black variety found mainly in the Canary Islands, famed for ripening well and being quite productive, with large grape bunches. Wines are typically red fruited with fresh acidity making it a good blending partner particularly in Catalunya, where it is known as Sumoll, but also in the Canaries where it takes on a more mineral and deeper profile. There are, however, a handful of producers that bottle it as a single varietal including Borja Perez in Tenerife. Ref. Wine Grapes, Robinson, Harding and Vouillamoz. Ed. 2012.