Malvasía Volcánica is a crossing of two other Canary Island grapes; Malvasía Aromática and Marmajuelo. It is a small, delicate grape that is exclusively cultivated on these volcanic islands. True to its volcanic name, this wine is brimming with minerality. It has a distinctive, struck match aroma on the nose that intertwines with opulent stone fruits, citrus acidity and a spicy, ginger kick.The acidity and citrus notes are mouthwatering and moreish, the finish is like sea spray. This is a wine that leaves you wanting to drink more and more.
'Such intensity and power, with real complexity' - Jamie Goode
This wine is exclusively sold by The Sourcing Table, in the UK
Fermented in a 2500 litre foudre. This is lively and aromatic and has a lovely grapey edge to the keen citrus fruit. Real power and intensity here, with a lovely acid line and distinctive minerality. Long, spice-laden, mineral finish. Such intensity and power, with real complexity.
Among the many iterations of Malvasia, this particular grape is a cross between Malvasia Aromatica and Marmajuelo, the latter being a rare, indigenous variety to the Canaries. This is a gorgeous mouthful, with honey, lemon and ginger. Round and ripe with saliva-inducing saltines, it’s complex but drinkable; a wine that undoubtedly deserves sharing, especially considering the small quantities made, but I could quite happily sneak off and drink a bottle myself!
The 2020 Malvasía Volcánica is even lighter and fresher, at 11.5% alcohol with low pH and notable acidity, than the Vijariego Blanco. This fermented with indigenous yeasts in a 2,500-liter oak foudre and 500-liter oak barrels, where it matured with lees for 10 months. Malvasía Volcánica is a natural crossing between Marmajuelo and the Malvasía Aromática, and the wine is floral and perfumed, with a honeyed touch but with a citrus side to it. It has a vibrant palate reminiscent of some young whites from Rías Baixas, with marked acidity and a vibrant, effervescent sensation in the palate. This is medium-bodied, somewhat lighter than the rest.
Tamerán is a project that celebrates the unique growing conditions, history and grape varieties of the Canary Islands. Founded in 2019, this winery is the joint passion of famed footballer - and Canary Island native - David Silva, and the acclaimed Tenerife winemaker Jonatan Garcia of Suertes del Marques.
"It all started when David contacted me by Twitter because he was drinking El Ciruelo 2016, and he was impressed. He said, congratulations, it is great that the wines from the Canary Islands are so good now. So we started a friendship. Six months later we were talking about making something together" - Jonatan Garcia
Jonatan and David formed a fast friendship based on their mutual love of wine and the unique terroir of this Volcanic Island region. Bodegas Tamerán is a remarkable place. The vineyards are planted with local varieties including Verdello, Marmajuelo, Baboso Blanco, Vijariego Blanco and Malvasía Volcánica. Each wine showcases a different variety, giving an honest - and delicious - expression of this fabulous terroir.
The winery is located between 600 and 700 metres above sea level, on south-facing slopes, with sandy volcanic soils. The idea is to produce refreshing, mineral wines which speak to the unique microclimate, volcanic soils and native grapes of the island. They have gotten off to a flying start, and we have been so impressed by each of their unique, single-variety bottlings.
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