dry white aged
This winery’s most original white: mineral, deep, with personality and very aromatic…
■ El Ancón
malvasia sweet wine
aged one year
Highly aromatic, it is heavily spiced and complex, as was to be expected from a variety of such high prestige and quality…
They made their first wines in an old warehouse that used to be a carpentry shop, where they set up their containers and barrels while constructing the modern installation into which they moved a few years later. Becoming a member of BITSA implied an extensive renovation of its products and its brand overall, an effort led by Felipe Blanco, at the time managing director of the regional winery Tacoronte.
They made their first wines in an old warehouse that used to be a carpentry shop, where they set up their containers and barrels
Each winery in the association has kept working in its own geographical sphere and respective denominations of origin, even though Icod inaugurated a new brand (El Ancón) – while still maintaining its classic Miradero – in order to identify their new wines made from the predominant varieties of the region. The principal red grape is Listán Negro, though there is also Negramoll, and some associates produce Castellana and Verijadiego Negro; the most important whites are Listán Blanco, along with Malvasia, Vijariego, and Marmajuelo.
The line of young wines (whites, reds, rosés) was expanded with a red of carbonic macerations, and the young red was aged for at least two to three months in the barrel. “I think it is good to round the wine off,” explained Blanco at El Ancón’s inaugural presentation. In the following years, the range kept changing and increasing, even with a further brand called Tágara to designate a new line that includes a dry white from Malvasia and Marmajuelo with free-run juice, two whites from Listán Blanco (a dry and a fruity, semi-dry version), and a red from Listán Negro (90%) and Tintilla (10%).
■ Bodegas Insulares Tenerife SA
Bodega Comarcal Icod
Camino Cueva del Rey 1, 38430 Icod de los Vinos (Tenerife), Islas Canarias (España)
Phone number: (34) 922 122 395
● Capacity: 500,000 liters.
● Average production: 350,000 bottles/year.
● Exportation: Spanish Peninsula.
♠ Visits by appointment (from 8am to 16pm from Monday to Friday, minimum 3€/person).