Borja Pérez Viticultor, Artifice Tinto, Tenerife, 2018
(at Justerini & Brooks Tasting, 17 May 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2026
Former racing car mechanic Borja Pérez inherited his family vineyards in Tenerife in 2011 and decided to bottle his own wine rather than selling the grapes. He focuses on local varieties, such as this Listán Negro, both restoring old ungrafted vines and planting new sites. Very much a product of its volcanic, maritime terroir, this has really super freshness and minerality, allied with bright cherry fruit, blood orange notes, dried herbs and white pepper. Medium-bodied with nice grip and a savoury smack on the finish.
Borja Pérez Viticultor
100% Listán Negro