"Labels and nomenclature a bit confusing … a blend of grapes of which Listán is just one.
Very lively and interesting and complete. Great stuff. Sufficient acidity and lots of fruit. Overlay of sweetness but not a sweet wine. 17/20 points. VGV"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Canary Island wines have been expressing their individual voices. Borja Perez is a glowing example of this process. He grew up in a family that made wines for generations, however those wines weren’t exactly expressive of terroir, and were more amateur, commercial offerings, made for domestic consumption and big markets. When he took the plunge in 2011 and created his own label, Ignios, Borja embarked on a serious venture, learning and working the terroir of his native Tenerife with extreme focus and craft. He started with the 2 hectares of his family, mainly planted with Baboso and Listán Negro. Demand soared, and in 2014 he introduced a new line, Artifice, from purchased grapes. Today he owns 7 hectares of vineyards planted with Albillo, Vijariego Negro, and Marmajuelo, as well as the original plantings of Baboso and Listán Negro. He also works another 4 hectares of vineyards from 6 different growers.