● Even though its name might invoke a dense and ardent wine, it is quite the opposite, extremely delicate and subtly aromatic
■ Magma de Cráter
Aged red made from Negramoll and some Syrah grapes.
Tacoronte-Acentejo Protected Designation of Origin
What this wine tells us
Even though its name might invoke a dense and ardent wine, it is quite the opposite, extremely delicate and subtly aromatic. Its floral and slightly roasted hints might define it as an Atlantic wine.There are only a few vintages on the market, the last one from 2008; the next will be 2013. It is one of the wines from the Canary Islands that impress the professional taster most and that get very good ratings in national guidebooks.
Its dancing partner
A must for an extensive after-dinner conversation.
The winery’s decision to add some French varieties in order to improve the color and the structure of local wines caused great controversy and an ongoing debate. But the results speak for themselves. The first vintage (2003) was made for personal consumption but turned out to be so interesting that they decided to offer it for sale. Tacoronte’s Negramoll is its chief virtue and is what makes it original.