Forastera

Bodegas Tajinaste

Paisaje de las Islas Forastera Blanca 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.1

The wine world is so incredibly vast, life’s too short to drink the same thing all the time. Let’s all drink adventurously, shall we? Here’s a great example. Ever heard of the grape Forastera Blanca? Not likely unless you’ve been to a tiny speck of an island off the Altlantic coast of North Africa, named La Gomera. The smallest of the Canary Islands, it is the homeland for this unusua grape that has been revived commercially by Mr. Agustín Farráis. These own-rooted 100-year-old vines yield a wine that smells of pear skin, sea air and dried yellow herbs. Flavors of crushed stone, sea air, citrus pith, and herbs linger with a faint struck-flint note in the finish, as if the wine, in the end wants to make sure you never forget the volcano. — 7 months ago

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Cantina Antonio Mazzella

Villa Campagnano Epomeo Bianco Biancolella Forastera Blend

We had this as part of a seafood degustation during our stay in Sorrento. Minerally but also aromatic and paired perfectly with the octopus dish we had. Hoping to find a bottle to bring back to Australia! — 3 years ago

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Envinate

Táganan Parcela Amogoje Malvasia Blend 2018

Bright, stone fruit with nice reduction and wet river rock minerality. Loved every drop. — 8 months ago

Forastera

Islas Canarias Blanca 2018

Från kanarieön La Gomera. Oympade stockar i vulkanisk jordmån på 1050 meter höjd. Mycket ren och frisk med en härlig oljig textur. Snärtig avvägd frukt med undertoner av fänkål och salvia. — 2 years ago

Lise, Cleora and 4 others liked this

Pietratorcia

Biancolella di ischia 2015

New go to sipping summer white. Have to find some stateside! — 6 years ago

Giardini Arimei

Uve Surmature Passito Secco

L'oro dei giardini arimei(passito secco dell'isola d'ischia) — 8 years ago

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Envinate

Táganan Vinos Atlánticos White Blend 2019

A blend of Listán Blanco (Palomino) and several other native varieties - Malvasía, Forastera, Marmajuelo, Albillo Criollo, Vijariego Blanco and Gual – from various parcels in the village of Taganana in the north of Tenerife, each plot vinified separately. Fermented in concrete open vats (with short skin-macerations) and partially aged in steel (40%) and 228 and 600-liter oak barrels (60%) for about 8 months. Sea breeze, bitter orange and lightly oxidized notes on the nose. Complex, mineral, precise. Nice saltiness, long finish — a year ago

Mike liked this

Cenatiempo

Forastera

Easily in my top 5 of 2020. Hauntingly spectacular — 2 years ago

Rob liked this

Casa D'Ambra

Ischia Bianco 2012

biancolella and forastera slightly salty medium acidity touch peach skin and some stone fruit, not crazy complex but most important refreshing on this hot brooklyn night — 7 years ago