The quality of the wines of Tenerife has once again been recognized. A CNN report, published February 6, 2017 in the digital edition for the United States of the website of this news channel, includes them among 11 wine regions of the world.
“For us is very good news that the wines of Tenerife are valued outside our borders as they deserve, which indicates the quality they treasure thanks to the variety they offer and that volcanic origin that gives them a unique flavor,” explains the adviser Insular Institute of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Jesús Morales. In this same line, the island’s Tourism Minister, Alberto Bernabé, emphasizes that “our wines, along with other products of island gastronomy, are an element of our identity that have already become a tourist attraction more together with the climate, Nature or diversity of leisure options that travelers can enjoy on the Island. ”
The article published by CNN is entitled 11 wine regions that you probably had not heard of and, along with Tenerife, there are others like Kakheti in Georgia; Brda, in Slovenia; The Okanagan Wine Region in Canada; Finger Lakes, New York; Marche, in Italy; Or Healdsburg, Calif. All of them are characterized by a production of wines of the highest quality.
In the case of Tenerife, the report highlights that “with its rich volcanic soil, the largest of the Canary Islands produces tasty red and white wines.” He adds that the island offers grape varieties that disappeared from the rest of Europe due to an epidemic of the phylloxera vine insect that plagued this type of plantations on the continent in the middle of the 19th century. It also mentions several wineries in which to taste the wines of Tenerife.
The article concludes the reference to Tenerife explaining that the black list grape of the Island gives rise to wines with body, “similar to the red ones of the Peninsula”, and that the white listán produces a wine drier and fresh “that complements the plates Of fish and fresh roach of the Island “.
11 great wine regions you’ve probably never heard of By Adrienne Jordan, CNN
Tenerife, Canary Islands
With its rich volcanic soil, Tenerife, the largest island in the Canaries, produces tasty red and white wines.
The island offers grape varieties that were wiped out from mainland Europe during the Phylloxera epidemic in the mid-1800s.
It also has many vineyards for wine tasting including Bodega Monje (Calle Cruz de Leandro, 36, El Sauzal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife; +34 922 58 50 27) in the North of the island, and Bodega Frontos (Calle Lomo Grande, 1, Granadilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife; +34 922 77 72 53) in the southern part.
The red Listan Negra is similar to a hearty Spanish wine while the white Listan Bianco is a dry, crisp wine that complements the island’s fresh seafood and shellfish.
Courtesy of Sol Del Sur Tenerife