Viñatigo


Juan Jesus is a proud native of Tenerife and the fourth generation of growers. During the 25 years that he’s overseen Bodegas Viñátigo, he has considerably increased its holdings, planting varieties that he and his team recuperated. During these years he has also juggled the classes he teaches as a professor of viticulture and enology at the Ciclo Superior de Vitivinicultura. His wife Elena Batist works alongside him and is responsible for the production: for tracking what’s happening in the vineyards — which they do plot by plot and patch by patch — to ensure that harvest takes place at the right time in terms of maturity. They do this work collaboratively, constantly exchanging ideas and viewpoints. Her Master’s degree is in viticulture and oenology from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Viticulture at Viñátigo is sustainability-focused. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented using indigenous yeasts. Grapes go through two triages, first in the fields and then again in the winery. Minimal sulfur is used in the winery and no synthetic materials are used in the winemaking. Juan Jesus renovated the winery using architecture that evokes the volcanic terroir of Tenerife.


Region

Islas Carnarias

Winemaker

Juan Jesus & Elena Batist

Website

vinatigo.com


Wines

  • 2013 Gual (Bual), Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2014 Elaboraciones Ancestrales (Gual), Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2014 Ensamblaje Blanco (Gual / Marmajuelo / Vijariego Blanco), Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2013 Listán Blanco Joven, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2014 Listán Rosado, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2015 Listán Rosado, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2014 Listán Negro Tinto Joven, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2012 Negramoll, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2012 Vijariego Negro, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2012 Tintilla, Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain
  • 2012 Ensamblaje Tinto (Baboso / Vijariego / Tintilla), Tenerife, Islas Carnarias, Spain

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