Migan Tinto is a blend of three small Valle de la Orotava vineyards; ‘Habanera’ 'Tio Luis' and ‘San Antonio.’ All three are at least 100 year old Listan Negro vines trained in the Trezendo or dreadlock manner typical of Orotava. 'Habanera' is around 600m altitude, at the limit for Orotava and is 100% whole bunch, fermented in concrete. San Antonio is a little older, 110-120 year old Listan Negro vines in the same trellising system but it sits at a lower altitude of 400m tucked right against a dried old lava flow that looks something like an amorphous concrete road. Rocks that are debris of this old lava bed are scattered across the vineyard and have been used to build terraces over which the dreadlocked vines weave. San Antonio’s fruit was roughly 20% whole bunch and the remainder destemmed and fermented as whole berries. the final portion, Tio Luis, is around 80% whole bunches and is a rare mixture of clay, basalt and pumice that sits directly between Habanera and San Antonio. Migan is in 2018 is all about finesse and style, profoundly aromatic, it’s full of clean dark red cherry notes and gentle crushed rock. Graphite, pencil shavings and wet pumice than the more sulphur-brimstone volcanic of Taganan. There’s an amazing old vine intensity to Migan, that’s underpinned by a sharp-cherry sherbet acidity that pins the wine to the spine of the palate.