Los Bermejos Listán Negro Maceración Carbónica
Meant to drink young with a chill
Origins: Spain > Canary Islands
Winemaking: 100% Listán Negro, 100% carbonic maceration.
Production: 15,000 bottles
Pairings: Ceviches, pasta, pizza, charcuterie, barbecue
Vegan, Sustainable In Practice
Owned and run by winemaker Ignacio Valdera, Bermejos is on the easternmost island of Lanzarote. Only 125km from the African coast, conditions here are extreme. A volcanic explosion that lasted from 1730-1736 covered the entire island in lava and ash 3-5 meters deep. Consequently, each vine must be planted in a hole or hoyo that breaks through that infertile volcanic crust of petrified lava to the organic matter that can nourish it. The wind, which acts as a natural fungicide, is so ferocious that each hoyo is surrounded by rock walls for protection. Yields are miniscule (16 hL/ha). All vineyard work is done by hand.