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Hermanos Mesa - Listan Blanco 'Los Pelados' 2022 (750ml)

Price: $39.95

In Mixed Case: $35.96

Producer Hermanos Mesa
Country Spain
Region Canary Islands
Subregion Valle de Guimar, Tenerife
Varietal Listan Blanco
Vintage 2022
Sku 82921
Size 750ml


Mount Teide, whose 3700-meter summit is the highest point in all of the Atlantic Ocean’s islands, dominates the landscape of its home island of Tenerife—the largest of the Canary Islands archipelago. Although it has been over a century since this active volcano last erupted, recent years have seen an explosion of winegrowing on its steep, rocky slopes, as a younger generation seeks to maximize the potential of these special vineyards and to find them a larger audience abroad. Chief among this new guard is Bodegas Hermanos Mesa, run today by a trio of brothers—Fernando, Tomas, and Carmen Mesa—whose grandfather José established this small winery in the family’s home commune of Arafo in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. As in so many winegrowing regions, those were difficult years in Tenerife’s Valle de Güímar, and José eked out a living producing wines for an exclusively local market—a heroic feat in this unforgivingly rocky terrain where grapes ripen in the shadow of an active volcano. Today, José’s grandchildren farm the very same vines he planted in the 1940s and 1950s: primarily Listán Blanco,

Hermanos Mesa Description

Hermanos Mesa - Listan Blanco ‘Los Pelados’ 2022. This intriguing wine hails from the Valle de Güímar in Tenerife, which sits near the base of Mount Teide, a dormant volcano that happens to be the Atlantic Ocean’s highest peak.

Here are the delightful details about this wine:

Name: Los Pelados
Producer: Bodega Hermanos Mesa
Vintage: 2022
Grape Variety: Listán Blanco
Altitude: The vines grow at an impressive 1300 meters above sea level.
Vinification: The wine is crafted from 70-80 year old Listán Blanco vines on their own rootstock. It undergoes vinification and aging for 9 months in both used French oak barrels and stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Expect a mineral and saline white that pairs wonderfully with sanocho canario (a Canarian dish).

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