Victoria Torres Pecis - Listan Prieto 2018
(La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain)
This is Viki's rarest and most limited release. The Listan Prieto grape is a relative of the 'Pais' variety, and like Pais it is very light on its feet. Grown on La Palma's volcanic soils, however, it picks up a myriad of smoky layers and potent aromatic components that make this one of the more unique of her bottlings. Under 700 bottles made.
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.