(Bodegas Matías i Torres)
Founded in 1885, the Juan Matías Torres winery is one of the oldest in the Canary Islands and five generations of the same family have been producing wine uninterrupted since that date.
This winery is notable for its exceptional location in the south of the Canary Island of La Palma, in the Fuencaliente area of special natural interest, recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. The rugged terrain, the influence of the sea, the diversity of the soils and the traditional growing methods used shape the character of the Matthias i Torres wines, which are all made in very small batches, using the native grape varieties of Malvasia, Listán (negro and blanco), Vijariego, Castellana y Negramoll.
Amber with an orange rim. Clean and bright.
Aromas of ripe tropical fruit, white flowers and lemon marmalade with tints of honey, all wrapped up in a strong smoky character.
Full of flavour and enveloping. Moderate density, with a restrained sweetness and a refreshing acidity which ensure that the wine does not saturate. A somewhat warm yet very pleasant finish.
With this wine, produced in very small quantities (only 800 x 50cl bottles), Juan Matías Torres presents us with the irresistible charm of the natural sweet white Malvasia wines that are traditionally produced on the island of La Palma. It is made primarily by a short oxydative maceration in open lagares de tea (wine presses made of local wood), followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats and 10 months ageing on the lees.
Members of the tasting panel adored this sweet Malvasia with its complex expression of honey, ripe melon and citrus, glycerine character balanced by acidity, and sensational persistence.
This wine to best enjoyed at 10-12 °C, paired with smoked Palmero cheese made from fresh, unpasteurized goat’s milk and natural kid rennet.