Top 100 white wines of Iles Canaries

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Iles Canaries as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular in Iles Canaries and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Iles Canaries

The archipelago of the Canary Islands (or Las Canarias) is an autonomous community of Spain located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km from the west coast of Morocco. The wine trade there is far from famous - few local wines come out of the Canary Islands - but there is a Long and unique wine tradition in the region. The spectacularly high Canary Islands are located at a latitude of about 28°N, making it the most tropical wine region in Europe. It was thanks to this position, once traversed by naval trade routes, that the local wine industry flourished, shortly after the islands came under Spanish control in the early 15th century.

The region's famous Malmsey Sweet wine, made from the Malvasia Grape, was extremely popular with the English, Dutch and Germans, but its popularity did not last. Today, very little local wine is exported, due to strong local demand and a thriving tourist industry. Ten areas were officially granted DO status in the 1990s and early 2000s. The Canary Islands are perhaps best known for their otherworldly landscapes and Warm temperatures that attract millions of tourists each year.

Discover the grape variety: Listan

The white Listan is a grape variety originating from Spain. It produces a variety of grape used for the elaboration of wine. However, it can also be found eating on our tables! This variety of vine is characterized by large bunches and medium to large grapes. The white Listan can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Iles Canaries

white wines from the region of Iles Canaries go well with generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts or spicy food such as recipes of tarte tatin or lamb tagine with prunes and almonds.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Iles Canaries

On the nose in the region of Iles Canaries often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, hazelnut or ash and sometimes also flavors of oil, banana or baked apple.

News from the vineyard of Iles Canaries

The Rully appellation seen by Felix Debavelaere

Felix Debavelaere, from Domaine Rois Mages mentions the different personnalities of the Rully appellation. It is not easy to put it in a single box, not only because it can be produced in red and white but also because the wines can show different characters according to where the vines are planted. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (February 2021). Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bourgo ...

Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years. According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait? I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these ...

Angélus withdraws from the next St-Emilion classification

Bordeaux’s Château Angélus has withdrawn its candidacy from the next St-Emilion classification, the producer announced today via a press release sent to Decanter. The withdrawal follows that of Château Cheval Blanc and Château Ausone who announced the news in July 2021.  Currently only Château Pavie remains a Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ estate out of the original four having been promoted, alongside Château Angélus, in the 2012 ranking. Angélus said that, while the classification had long been ...