Victoria Torres Pecis Pieles 2017

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La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Listan Blanco, Gual, Sabro, Vijariego & Malvasia
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
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Mainly made with Listan Blanco, this fascinating orange wine also blends a small percentage of obscure local grapes Gual, Sabro and Vijariego with a little Malvasia. It's a week long maceration on the skins in concrete, with the fermentation finishing in old chestnut barrels. It is bottles after 10 months on the lees, and then the wine has been left to mature in the bottle for a year before release. The tannins are gentle and the wine is wonderfully lean, with delicate aromatics. Fair to say this the only orange wine from the Canaries we list, a real rarity! Just 800 bottles produced this vintage.

Victoria Torres is one of the very few growers still producing wine on La Palma. The work is painstaking and the yields are minuscule, but the results are more than worth the effort. She makes wines that have it all - a strong sense of place, intense complexity, buckets of energy, and that little extra 'magic' that you can't learn or replicate.