Borja Pérez - Listan Negro
The Listán Negro is the queen of the red varieties in Tenerife. It has lots of pulp, fine skins, and produces more airy wines aromatically like a Cabernet Franc. After a rigorous selection in the vineyard and again at the winery, grapes ferment with some skins in a mix of stainless steel and concrete tanks, undergo a soft, infusion-like maceration, and then malolactic fermentation and aging in 500 L used French barrels. The wine is spicy, linear, fresh, seductive, with unique fresh pepper notes and a long finish.
About Borja Pérez
In the Northern appellation of Ycoden Daute Isora we find Borja Pérez González, a talented, young vigneron, native of La Guancha and ex-race car mechanic and firefighter. In 2011 Borja took over the family winery from his father and uncle and now meticulously farms a little over 7 hectares of his own vineyards and 2 hectares of parcels rented from local farmers. For Borja, the four main features of the 1000 hectares of vineyards in Tenerife are their volcanic soils, Atlantic climate, Alysian winds and original rootstocks. Borja works with four traditional varieties: the scarce Marmajuelo Blanco, Baboso Negro, Listán Negro and Vijariego, all single vineyards with extremely low yields.
From La Vizcondesa Borja produces his Baboso Negro and Marmajuelo Blanco, planted in 1997. 1,5 HA with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, 450 m elevation and clay and limestone soils.
From Buenavista Norte, 305 m elevation, Borja produces the ungrafted Listán Negro from 40-year-old vines, and clay loam soils.
From Casa Canales, planted in 2006, at 770 m elevation, and with sandy loam soils with thick pebbles, Borja produces his extremely rare Vijariego Negro.