● The most common variety of La Palma’s reds is famous for its lack of color, even though lately that a virtue as well as a problem
■ Matías i Torres Negramoll
Aged red from 100% Negramoll grapes
La Palma Protected Designation of Origin
What this wine tells us
This most common variety of La Palma’s reds is famous for its lack of color, even though lately that a virtue as well as a problem. Low-intensity with burgundy tonality. The recent vintages have been fruitier, without lacking minerality, and reminiscent of bay leaves. This original wine is delicate on the palate, with an intense flavor, tannicity, and fresh acidity. The wine’s flavor is very close to the so-called Atlantic reds.
Its dancing partner
Very nice with a mole meat stew.
They say that this variety was planted all over the island in accordance with the advice of the Denomination of Origin’s chief technician, who considered it very appropriate for the region. Though he was right, the grape doesn’t like the cold, and it produces fruitier wines in La Palma’s more southerly settings. Interesting to taste the different productions in various areas.