tenerife.jpgFrom the volcanic soils of Tenerife – largest of the Canary Islands – comes this seductive white wine. 2006 Tajinaste Valle de la Orotava Blanco, Spain, is the official label – but actually it’s magic realism in a bottle. The grape is Listan blanco, the flavor is salty peaches, wet stones and ozone. Laced with minerals and citrus, but mysterious primal elements as well. (At 11.5% alcohol, this could be breakfast.)
It can be found at Soif for under $20. And besides, when was the last time you tasted a wine from the Canary Islands?