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Sin Titulo NG - 2017

Victoria E. Torres Pecis

4.2 / 5.0

Spain » Canary Islands » La Palma DO
red still, dry
1102 UAH
1 bottles
Victoria E. Torres Pecis Sin Titulo NG 2017

Victoria makes a "Sin Titulo" (without a name) bottling every vintage, but the wine is always a one-off. For example, in 2016 Sin Titulo was an oxidative white, but in 2017 it is a red made from Negramoll. The idea is to blend grapes from the first plot harvested (August in 2017) and then from the last plot picked (October/November). It turns out, that it takes around 3 months to harvest all the plots around the island - the weather and elevation allow it. The first goes into an oak barrel and the second into stainless steel. Both see nine months on lees, where they pick up some colour and texture.

2017 is a vintage of very low yields. Mostly because of hail. So only 1200 bottles were produced.


4.2 / 5.0750 ml@Boris

I might hate untitled documents, but Sin Titulo is pure love. Especially when I don't have to share it with anyone, so I can witness how it unfurls in the glass over hours. And you sea, I try my best to age at least one bottle, but again and again I fall into the trap of this beauty.

Notes of plums, dark fruits, red flowers, raw meat, smoke, and ink. It's seamless, delightful, and delicious. Almost perfectly balanced. The finish is long with flavours of dark fruits, raisins, and cuttlefish ink (talk about sea, right?). Great wine. It's vibrant, sour, and sophisticated.

4.2 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Canary Islands

The bouquet is a charming invitation, unfurling notes of red fruits, red flowers, raw meat, smoke, and dark berries. It's a flavorful journey on the palate—mineral-rich, near-perfectly balanced, juicy, and utterly delightful. I have nothing to add. This wine is meant to be enjoyed.

Wine #6 on Canary Islands event.

4.2 / 5.0750 ml@Dachka

I haven't tasted this wine for almost a year. And honestly, that was a mistake. This (literally) nameless Negramoll is arguably one of the best Negramoll you can find on the UA market. It has a delicate and sophisticated bouquet of red flowers, cherries, medicinal herbs, smoke and dark berries. Flavourful, mineral, almost perfectly balanced, juicy and just delicious beauty.

4.2 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Sin Titulo

Victoria E. Torres Pecis is a personal discovery of this summer. Lovely bouquet displaying this wine's origin. Grounded pepper, smoke, medical herbs, black and red berries, and flowers. Delicate and almost perfectly balanced, it offers a long, flavourful and mineral aftertaste. My favourite of the evening, but I am biased, so ignore my words for your own good.

Wine #4 on Sin Titulo event.

4.2 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

Hands down, this is an incredible wine. Overripe wild strawberries, pomegranate, blackberry, spices, dried rosé petals, curry, and smoke. Delicate, almost perfectly balanced, juicy and simply delicious. Made of a quite rare grape - Negramoll. At this point I just want to steal a bottle or two and enjoy them alone.

Victoria E. Torres Pecis

Yes, Victoria E. Torres Pecis comes from the Canary Islands, specifically from the most north-westerly island - La Palma, La isla bonita as they call it. I know, it's crazy. Western Sahara is on the same latitude! The soils are volcanic and covered with picón, the dark ashy sand. The terrain is rugged. Climatic conditions are extreme. Vineyards are constantly whipped by Atlantic winds. Yet, people grow vines here and even manage to produce wines. There are 18 winemakers on the island, but Victoria Torres Pecis is the only one exported outside Spain.

I am like the Listán Blanco. Very resistant.

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Victoria Torres Pecis is the sole owner and caretaker of her family's centenarian winery in Fuencaliente. Her father died in 2014. And since then, she has been working alone against the elements and harsh conditions of the island. Victoria learned the winemaking craft by watching her father use an old lagar (dating from 1885) to press grapes and vinify them in chestnut barrels. And not much has changed in the winery over time. It is small, with few stainless steel tanks, old American and French oak, and chestnut barrels. Only native yeasts and no temperature control.

In total, Victoria works on 4.7 hectares: 2 of them are her property, and the rest she rents. She also purchases the grapes from the farmers she works closely with. And all these vineyards are scattered around the island - from the southern tip to the west side of Roque de Los Muchachos. That also means that the altitude varies - some are at 1500 m above sea level. All vines are ungrafted (as mentioned on the labels) because phylloxera never reached The Canaries. And she works with quite old vines - some are older than 130 years!