■ El Lomo
…Reflect the personality of Listán Negro very well. The flavor is a Tenerife classic: mineral, reminiscent of dark fruit, roasted, and with slight nuances of carob…
The evolution of the wines changed significantly when the owner and oenologist decided to expand the space in 2000. In 2001, construction on the new winery began, continuing into the summer of 2005, just in time for the harvest: in addition to giving the winery a new dimension (it has enough space to accommodate one million liters, although the containers with which it is equipped at present are for only a quarter of that amount), it was designed as a comfortable work environment in which the raw materials can be treated as respectfully as possible.
The basic line of wines was expanded when the winery was handed over from one generation to the next, now including a remarkable rosé that is aromatic and full-bodied
The harvested grapes are destemmed and pressed, carried on a conveyor belt that allows for careful sorting, and reach their containers driven by gravity instead of being pumped. The basic line of wines (several reds with carbonic anhydride maceration, young, in barrels, and some aged longer in barrels, and one white) was expanded when the winery was handed over from one generation to the next, now including a remarkable rosé from Listán Negro grapes that is aromatic and full-bodied, as well as three monovarietal reds that were the result of oenological research and develpoment: a Tempranillo, a Merlot, and a Baboso.
■ Afecan SA
Carretera El Lomo 18, 38280 Tegueste (Tenerife), Islas Canarias (España)
Phone number: (34) 922 545 254
● Capacity: 250,000 liters.
● Average production: 160,000 bottles/year.
● Exportation: Spanish Peninsula.
♥ Visits by appointment for groups (minimum 5 Euros per person).