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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:33

Vega Norte: Another Superb La Palma White

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

We've said it before and here it is again: La Palma white wines are the best value in the Canary Islands. Here's another example of the superb quality you get from La Isla Bonita.

This La Palma dry white has won 12 medals (including a gold in France) so far in 2015 and deserves them all. It's made from the albillo criollo* grape variety that is native to northern La Palma. 

Vega Norte is rich in the mouth with white fruit (peach, melon) and floral flavours. The lovely, intense finish has hints of fennel. Overall a great wine with balanced acidity. 

For 8 euros a bottle this is spectacular value and well worth buying when you see it. 

On sale in Alcampo and Carrefour in Gran Canaria for about 8 euros a bottle.

The winery website also lists sales points all over the Canary Islands. 

*Albillo criollo is the La Palma variety of the albillo grape also grown in Gran Canaria and Tenerife where it is sometimes called albillo and sometimes called gual. Some people claim that gual is a different variety from albillo and that albillo criollo is also separate. If you're confused, then don't worry because everybody is, especially after drinking a few glasses to prove their points. 

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