Thursday, 19 November 2015 23:41

La Palma Wine: Vega Norte Blanco Is Light And Tasty

Vega Norte Blanco white wine from La Palma Vega Norte Blanco white wine from La Palma

The budget dry white from one of La Palma's top wineries, this is a fruity and drinkable wine perfect for a hot day.

There's nothing published about the grape varieties in this one, but the 2013 was a blend of 85% listán blanco and 15% albillo criollo grapes.

The nose is floral and mineral at first with tropical fruit developing and a hint of banana liqueur or banana-flavoured sweets. 

In the mouth, the natural acidity of the listán blanco dominates but there is a bit of the smoothness of the albillo grape (which is rich in glycerin). Blossom notes, fruity, and a long-lasting finish with more flowers, but none of the fennel notes you often get with listán blanco wines.

On sale in Carrefour and Hiperdino supermarkets in Gran Canaria for under six euros and a great example of a budget Canary Islands wine that holds its own against any imported Spanish white at the same price.

Great on a hot day along with a light lunch of salad and fish and it would hold its own with spicy Thai or Chinese.

If you like this wine, spend  few more euros on the Vega Norte Albillo Criollo varietal for a rich treat full of white fruit and blossom.

More info from the winery website

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