At last week’s annual Wines of Spain tasting, I was lucky enough to taste through many of the wines from the Canary Islands. I missed the seminar which I am sure was wonderful but did get to go through the line-up at the table in the walk-around. Many of the wines were made from Listan both the red and white versions, an indigenous variety. I liked most of them but the ones from Listan Negro were more supple and rich with fuller flavors and great depth. It was an exciting tasting. I have never visited the Canary Islands but the tasting left me wanting to visit immediately. When I lived in Italy, many of my friends were always hoping over there with great weekend deals, visiting Lanzarote, La Gomera, La Palma, Gran Canaria, and El Hierro.
I didn’t get a lot of information at the tasting but it gave me a real desire to know more. All of the wines I tasted were imported by David Bowler which I found very interesting.