Puro Rofe 2018 Vino TintoRegular price £29
Lanzarote's lunar landscape is home to truly unique vineyards. Hand-dug pits known as hoyos have a single vine planted at the bottom, allowing them to access the water below, protected from the Saharan wind which sweeps across the surface. Puro Rofe is a collaboration among local growers, led by Rayco Fernandez. Their red is 100% Listán Negro and the vines are very old - over 100 years in fact. In the winery, traditional local methods are used, including lagars, basket presses, and concrete vats plus some new clay amphorae. The result is a superb wine which is highly distinctive - it has a lovely herbal aroma, some smoky minerality and an invigorating tang.
100% Listán Negro. 100+ year old vines planted on black volcanic soils. Fermented in amphorae and plastic vats. Aged six months in neutral oak and stainless steel.