Listán Negro Tradicional, Los Bermejos
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Listán Negro Tradicional, Los Bermejos - 2020

Item # 23436 750mL

Listán Negro is a native grape grown on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. This red grape is low in tannins, reminiscent of Gamay, and lends itself well to the volcanic, black soils of the vineyard. The fierce winds coming from the Sahara desert and the Atlantic ocean require the vines to be planted in literal holes in the ground called hoyos. 100% Listán Negro aged 5 months in French oak from the Allier forest. The more structured and concentrated of Ignacio Valdera's wines.

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While nothing is ever a sure thing, Los Bermejos is as sure of a thing as you'll get out of the Canary Islands. Ignacio Valdera works on the easternmost island of Lanzarote where volcanic deposits have forced him to plant his vines in hoyos (holes). The hoyos allow the vines to reach through the magma to the organic soils below. They also serve as protection from the island’s fierce, blustery winds. Even with all this, the yields are miniscule, leading to grapes of muscular power and concentration. This Listan Negro makes for a smoky and peppery barbeque of a wine. It has great structure and richness while being low in tannins. The dark rhubarb, raspberry bramble, and allspice notes make this an easy choice.




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