Listán Negro


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Most notably found in Spain’s Canary Islands, this dark skinned red grape is also found in Peru, where it is known as Negra Peruana and used for the production of Pisco.

Primary Flavors

  • Red Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Banana
  • Spice
  • Smoke

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium Body

Low Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

With many examples showing similarly to a youthful Beaujolais, it stands to reason that charcuterie and cheese, or antipasti of all kinds will work well here.

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About Madeline Puckette

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