First time I taste a wine made of this grape variety, "Diego" (aka "Vijariego" or "Vigiriega"), and first time I taste a wine from La Palma (Canary Islands, do not confuse with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), so this deserves an Instagram post!
In the glass it shows a deep straw yellow with golden flashes.
In nose is super-complex. Initially you get a sulphide smell, a very particular aroma that I have previously found in other wines from volcanic areas, like Sicilian Nerello from the Etna or even some Soave Classico. After that initial sulphur whiff, fruit starts to show, with lime citrus and quince, as well as some honey and apricot notes that make me think that some of the grapes were affected by botrytis (not a strange occurrence I am sure, taking into consideration the climate of this wine's provenance). As the wine warns up some almond marzipan and chamomile aromas appear. A lot going on!
In mouth is very savoury, almost salty, with great mineralogy and medium to high acidity, giving it freshness, but with a creaminess that gives it body, that unctuosity probably from ageing on less.
Not a wine to drink everyday, butt definitely a wine that gives you information on its origin and how it was made, which makes it extremely interesting
Thank you fort sharing this wine @winocoops
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