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Los Bermejos ‘Diegos Seco’ Lanzarote 2018

Estate: Located on the easternmost Canary Island of Lanzarote, Los Bermejos is headed by pioneering winemaker Ignacio Valdera. Between the extreme climate and lava and ash soil that runs 3-5 meters deep, winemaking is incredibly labor intensive, with minimal amounts of wine produced. However, the pre-phylloxera vines produce incredibly pure, expressive wines.

Winemaking: The estate practices organic and sustainable viticulture. Each vine is planted in a hole that is dug deep enough to reach the soil rich in nutrients that lies below the infertile volcanic crust. Very Sci-Fi looking, like a vineyard on Mars, check out pics of these amazing vines at the Los Bermejos site here.

Winemaking: Fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts, aged for 3 months on the lees.

Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with aromas of pear, baked yellow apple, grapefruit, white flowers, straw and smoky sea salt. A bitter vein runs thru pear, pink grapefruit, lime and vegetal elements, glazed by citrus acidity. A play between tarry and saline minerality shimmers on the crisp finish.

100% Diego
Lanzarote DO
Canary Islands
Produced and Bottled by Bodegas Los Bermejos
13.5% Alcohol
$23 [average price]

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