Free Local Delivery On Orders Over $299

Bien De Altura, 'Ikewen' Gran Canaria Tinto 2020
Spain / Red

Bien De Altura, 'Ikewen' Gran Canaria Tinto 2020

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

7 left in stock






Sergio's Pick

A native to the Canary Islands, Carmelo Peña Santana worked in Chile, the Douro, and Bierzo before settling back in his native Gran Canaria and starting his personal project "Bien de Altura." His goals are to contribute to the recovery of abandoned vineyards in his area, to respect the terrain and work in an ecological and biodynamic way, and interpret the land, focusing on making the best possible wine that can come from each plot. To this end, everything is worked in a very artisanal way in the cellar: native yeasts, de-stemming by hand, and judicious use of SO2; temperature control is employed for some wines and long macerations with little extraction are preferred. The wines are not clarified or filtered, and all work is done manually, from harvesting, bottling, labeling, etc.

​Gran Canaria is the 2nd most populous of the volcanic Canary Islands after Tenerife, hosting Las Palmas - 1 of the 2 capitals of the islands, along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife - and peaked by Pico de las Nieves at 1949m elevation. It’s considered desert climate due to its consistent warm temperatures and minimal precipitation (9 inches/year), and has extreme variations in climate and landscape. Carmelo focuses on the upper area of San Mateo just northeast of the peak, where there are old vineyards at 1200 meters altitude and higher.

Gran Canaria
Canary Islands
Listan Negro, Listan Prieto
Volcanic basalt
60% destemmed 40% whole cluster fermentation and aging for 8 months in stainless steel tanks.