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Negramoll Piezas N1 - 2018

Victoria E. Torres Pecis

4.0 / 5.0

Spain » Canary Islands » La Palma DO
red still, dry
1010 UAH
1 bottles
Victoria E. Torres Pecis Negramoll Piezas N1 2018

Negramoll harvested from San Simón, Sancho, Las Machuqueras, Los Llanos Negros, Las Manchas, and Tinizara family vineyards. The age of vines spans between 30 and 120 years. 4700 bottles produced.


4.0 / 5.0750 ml@Lo Bar

This Negramoll stands out with its unconventional funkiness, blending kimchi, wormwood, plum, chocolate crumbles, and smoke. Sophisticated yet enjoyable to drink. Offers a well-balanced, fresh profile. The lengthy aftertaste carries bitter herbs and a note of spoiled plums. Intriguing and well-crafted, though it may not suit all palates.

4.0 / 5.0750 ml@Boris

Neat and moderately funky Negramoll. Kimchi, plum, chocolate crumbles, and smoke. Not simple, yet not overly complicated, and well-balanced with a velvety and fresh mouthfeel. The aftertaste is long with flavours of bitter herbs mixed with plums and VA.

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!