Wine from La Palma / 2011 Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián – La Palma DO

Wine from La Palma

Map Canary Islands 2Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián is a small winery from La Palma, Spain. La Palma is the fifth largest island of the Canary Island archipelago with just around 90.000 inhabitants and just like the other Canary Islands, La Palma is a volcanic ocean island. This volcanic soil makes wine from La Palma quite unique. Similar wines can be found around the surrounding area of the Etna, an active volcano on Sicily. The climate on La Palma is sub-tropical.

Due to the islands small size, wine production is limited and most wine is sold locally. The majority of red wine from La Palma is manufactured from Negramoll, Tintilla (Grenache) and Bastardo Negro grapes whereas Malvasia and Verdello are among the most planted white grapes. In 1994, La Palma acquired its own DO (Denominación de Origen) with a surface of around 730 hectares.

Map Canary Islands La Palma

Tasting notes

2011 Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián - La Palma DOWines from La Palma back Enough background information. Let’s get to today’s wine review. Unfortunately, I am not sure what the name of this wine is. It seems to be impossible to tell. All I know is that it is produced by Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián and that the wine is classified as La Palma DO. The wine was only bottled 998 times. My bottle was #529.

In the glass, the wine had a bright ruby red color. The nose was quite unique. I only remember a similar bouquet from a few Etna Rosso DOC. Intense aromas of Lava stone, a bit of earth and hints of red fruit. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 13.5%

On the palate, the wine was dry with a subtle fruit touch. Medium-bodied, earthy and well-balanced. The wine has a lingering finish.

3.5 / 5 stars      

Parting words

I wish that there was more information on this wine available. For example I would love to know out of what grapes it is produced. The wine was a gift and I have to say I very much enjoyed this wine from Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián. It reminds me of Girolamo Russo’s A Rina – Etna Rosso DOC. Wine from La Palma is definitively worth a try! What a pity that Wine Searcher does not find a retailer for it. If someone can tell me the name of this wine then I would very much appreciate it.

12 comments on “Wine from La Palma / 2011 Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián – La Palma DO”

  1. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    I’ve never been to this island. Based on your description I think I would enjoy this wine quite a lot but I can’t tell what the name is either. The bottle looks amazing though. Such a beautiful label.
    Can you recommend a different wine from La Palma, too? One that is available in the US?

    • vino in love Reply

      Hey wineking,
      Unfortunately I don’t know any from La Palma that can be purchased in the United States. Your best bet might finding one might Wine Searcher.

  2. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    Thanks for telling us something about wine from La Palma. I was not aware of the fact that the Canary Islands produce wine but actually wine is being produced every where in the world. The island looks so tiny on that first map.
    I’ve looked at some pictures on Google and the scenery is breathtaking! I’d love to go there one day : -)

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for commenting.
      The Canary Islands are small but wine is manufactured in almost every corner of the world.
      La Palma is always worth a trip 🙂

  3. theducksong Reply

    interesting wine. quite a nice label but so strange that the wine has no obvious name or am I missing something?
    never heard of the grapes grown on la palma. hopefully i can try some of these wines in the future. thx for sharing as always!

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for commenting. I am of the believe now that the wine is called Numero Aureo. I tried to read the Spanish underneath the Phi letter but who knows if I’m right with that.

  4. Sean P. Reply

    Pretty label but not very helpful. Juan Jesus Adan Perez should consider hiring better marketing experts.
    I find it a little odd that you compare the wine to a Sicilian one given the distance they are apart.

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for stopping by!. Why do you find it strange that I compare these wines with one another? Both wines are from grapes that are grown on volcanic soil.

  5. Francis Reply

    Interesting wine. I tried lots of white wine from La Palma a few weeks ago when I was staying there. Only tasted two reds but they were so delicious!
    Thanks for sharing this 😀

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for commenting. So good to hear that you had a chance to go to La Palma. Stunning nature and beautiful scenery and of course delicious wine 🙂

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! I agree with you so much! The label is stunning 🙂 I always think a nice label is important for selling a wine.

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