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LANZAROTE AND ITS WINE Print E-mail

Lanzarote is wine alive. The great eruption of 1730-36 covered a third of the island and made unusable the best areas of cultivation land. Nevertheless, the beneficent black sand mantle that, with the volcanic stonewalls makes a thermoregulatory function, preserving the humidity of the land from the high insulation and from the almost constant ruling wind.

 

 

Amongst its wines predominates the “malvasía”, a variety of grape perfectly adapted to the area, small and of great quality by its equilibrium, flavour and aroma that are transferred to the wine. It is this grape that gives a peculiar shade to the wine of Lanzarote, fundamentally golden white. Other varieties are: Moscatel, Listán Blanca and Negra, Diego, Burra Blanca and Negramoll.

 

The wineries of Lanzarote are close to each other; we propose two routes that start off at the same point: Monumento al Campesino (Monument to the Farmer). This monument was created by local artist Caesar Manrique, who wanted to pay tribute to the work of centuries of the men and women in the fields of the island. In addition, in this house-museum it is possible to see how such work is/was carried out.

 

Here begins the first wine route of Lanzarote:

 

*Bodegas Mozaga: this winery continues its tradition since 1880. Its large wine range gives this winery a particular personality. For the elaboration it uses grapes cultivated between volcanic ashes. At the moment it elaborates aging wines of high standards which have been obtaining prestigious prizes like the award to the Moscatel Gran Solera Especial 1975 and the Gold medal in the Vinalies-París 1999 award.

 

- Wines: Dry Malvasía, Semidulce, Diego Joven, Diego Crianza, Lagar Reserva, Rosado, Malvasía Dulce, Moscatel Joven, Moscatel Gran Solera Especial 1975.

 

Ctra. Arrecife-Tinajo Km.8. Mozaga-San Bartolomé. Tel: 928 520 485.

  

*Bodega Tinache: The winery has 20 hectares of own vineyards and is located in the denominated “Cortijo de la Vegueta”, next to the Mountain of Tinache and near the National Park of Timanfaya. This winery is located in the municipality with the greatest number of grape growers and plantation of vineyards of Lanzarote. It is a zone where the grape Malvasía, the red grape Negramoll and the Moscatel predominate. Very close to these wineries we come across the church of Our Lady of the Dolores, with its beautiful traditional architecture.

 - Wines: Malvasía Seco, Moscatel Seco, Tinto Madera, Rosado, Moscatel Solera. 

C/La Vegueta-Mancha Blanca, 44 Tinajo. Tel: 928 840 849

  

*Bodega the Patio: The wine of the Malvasía variety is a product of the grapevine that grows in the property of the Agricultural Museum. It is a young and fruity wine, which is the result of a careful artisan elaboration. Its sale is exclusive in the Museum to guarantee the authenticity of the origin of the wine as well as the quality of its limited harvest. It is recommended to drink it chilled.

 

- Wines: Malvasía, Seco, Tinto y Moscatel.

 

C/Echeyde,18. Tiagua-Teguise. Tel: 928 529 134.

  

* Bodega Vega de Yuco: This is a young company, founded in 1997. Its goal is to obtain a quality product combining the traditional methods of elaboration with the new technologies. Given the disposition of the winery, excavated in a small hill, it allows for taking advantage of the different levels to lead the grape until transforming it until the end. The elaboration of small batches of wine, allows equipping them with their own personality.

 -Wines: Vega de Yuco (Blanco Malvasía Seco, Rosado listán Negro, Tinto Listán Negro), Princesa Ico (Blanco Malvasía Semidulce) y Yaiza (Blanco Malvasía Seco o Semidulce, Rosado Listán Negro, Tinto Listán Negro) 

Camino del Cabezo, s/n Tías. Tel:928 524 316

  

*Bodega La Vegueta: This winery elaborates its exquisite wines in a complete artisan way; with only 6 years of existence it has already obtained several awards and considerations in the three types of wine that it elaborates

- Wines:  Malvasía Seco, Licor de Moscatel y Tinto.  C/Las Huertitas, 3. Tinajo. Tel: 928 511 434  

*Bodega Reymar: This is a very small family owned winery founded in 1995, which elaborates wines using their own grapes and those of small producers of the zone. They dedicate special attention to the Moscatel variety, creating sweet wines, mixed with Malvasía, dry wines and semisweet; quite unique. 

 

- Wines: Malvasía Seco, Malvasía fermented in barrel, Moscatel Seco, Semidulce 50% Malvasía 50% Moscatel, Tinto 6 months in barrel, liquor wines of Moscatel, Rosado.

 Plaza Virgen de Dolores, nº 19. Mancha Blanca-Tinajo. Tel.928 840 737  *Bodega Finca Las Quemadas - Wines: Malvasía Seco, Moscatel Dulce, Tinto, Diego-Malvasía, Rosado y Malvasía Dulce. 

Cmno.Las Quemadas, 12. La Vegueta. Tel: 619 469 734

  

For the second route, we depart from Monumento al Campesino (Monument to the Farmer) and at the roundabout take direction towards San Bartholomeo, which is less than two kilometres away. Take the first exit on the right, which will arrive to the square where the town hall resides and the church of the town.

  

*Bodega Barreto: The Barreto family has more than a century dedicated to grape growing in Lanzarote. Nowadays, their wineries reach 800,000 litres, turning them into one of the most important wineries of the island. Their wines, labelled with the brand “El Campesino”, have been obtaining important tasting awards, like Alhóndigas 1996, 1997 and 1998. You may taste the variety of wines either at the winery in crianza de San Bartolomé, or in their new premises in Masdache.

 

- Wines: Malvasía Seco, Semi-dulce, Diego 2005, Moscatel Seco, Tinto, Tinto Barrica, Rosado, Licor de Malvasía, Moscatel Dulce.

 

C/Guadarfía,2 San Bartolomé. Tel: 678 753 133

  

*Bodega El Grifo: This is the oldest winery of the Canary Islands and one of oldest in Spain. Founded in 1775, it owns very important awards, giving its wines a national and international prestige. The winery has a magnificent museum, dedicated the world of the wine, with unique pieces. This “Museum del Vino” is one of most complete and visited in Spain, thanks to the unique character of its wines.

 - Wines: Malvasía Dulce, Semidulce, Seco, Malvasía fermentado en barrica, Tinto, Tinto Barrica, Malvasía Brut Nature Cuvèe, Moscatel de Ana. El Islote, 121. San Bartolomé. Tfno: 928 524 951  

*Bodega the Geria: This winery was constructed at the end of the XIX century and is one of the oldest on the island. It is located next to the Hermitage of La Caridad, in the heart of the region of La Geria, the most important zone of the wine industry in Lanzarote. There has been a strong technological innovation, which together with the artisan elaboration, have allowed the extraction of the best out of its moscatel and malvasía grapes to offer wines of high quality. In addition, it has obtained various prizes in regional wine tasting awards.

 

- Wines: Malvasia Seco, Semidulce, Dulce, Tinto, Rosado, Vino de Licor Moscatel.

 

Ctra. La Geria, Km.19. Yaiza Tel:928 173 178

  

*Bodega Timanfaya: This winery is located inside a volcanic lava mantle, in Mácher (Tías). This cave was during many years, cradle of great artisan wines of exclusive family use. At the moment, it counts on a capacity of 5,000 litres, although it is anticipated to produce more than 50,000 litres of wine. The king of the winery is the red wine barrel. After the route, do visit the beautiful town of Yaiza and, to finish the day, visit the Salinas del Janubio (salt mines of Janubio), protected area of Lanzarote.

 

- Wines: Tinto barrica, Malvasía Seco, Malvasía Semiseco, Rosado, Moscatel.

 

Camino Volcán 1, nº16. Mácher-Tías. Tel: 928 510 061

  

* Bodega Castillo de Guanapay: Founded by Juan de Bethencourt on the early years of the XV century, the Rubicón was the first European establishment in Lanzarote where the great development of the agricultural and cattle economy of Lanzarote began. The cultivation of the grapevine was introduced shortly before the eruptions of the XVIII century in the zone of Chupadero and Santa Catalina, dedicated then to the cereal cultivation. With the eruptions, the zone was left covered with sand and from there began the vineyards with the technique of natural sanding in all the zone of Geria. The technique has been used until today giving rise to a wine with a unique personality and bouquet.

 

- Wines: Malvasía Seco, Tinto, Rosado, Moscatel.

 

Ctra. Teguise-Yaiza, La Geria, 2. Tel: 928 802 633

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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21 June 2018




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