Victoria Torres Pecis - Las Rosas 2018
(La Palma, Canary Islands)
This is the very first vintage of this wine, and sadly possibly the last. It is made from 100% Listan Negro from very old vineyards in the island's Southeast that have been slowly disappearing due to droughts, and damage from the local wildlife. This wine is on the light side, but packed with so much flavour and character, and that distinctive volcanic edge that is hard to put into words. A truly magical wine that could only come from La Palma, and that could only be made by Viki.
Victoria Torres is one of the very few growers still producing wine on La Palma. The work is painstaking and the yields are minuscule, but the results are more than worth the effort. She makes wines that have it all - a strong sense of place, intense complexity, buckets of energy, and that little extra 'magic' that you can't learn or replicate.