Bermejos

Los Bermejos

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. The flora on Lanzarote  – including the vines – cannot grow up very high; there are not enough nutrients in the soil to support sprawling greenery. Yields are miniscule (16 hL/ha) and each berry is concentrated with flavor. All vineyard work is done meticulously by hand. Some of the wines are certified organic, depending on the vintage. Ignacio supplements his crop with purchased fruit from growers who share his vision of sustainable viticulture; with such low yields the winery would have to own most of the land on the island in order to produce financially sustainable quantities of wine from exclusively proprietary grapes.

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Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB0858-15
Espumoso Rosado Brut Nature
2015
Listán Negro
The base wine is 100% Listan Negro from a single vintage. The grapes are very gently pressed in a pneumatic press, resulting in a very pale... Read More
Spain Canary Islands

DB1706-17
Organic
Diego Seco Ecologico
2017
Diego
100% Diego, a variety endemic to Lanzarote and La Palma that is high-acid and mineral-driven. Fermented in stainless steel and aged three... Read More
Spain Canary Islands

DB1701-17
Malvasía Seco
2017
Malvasia
100% tank-aged Malvasía Volcanica. Malvasía Volcanica is a grape that is truly indigenous to the Canary Islands, a crossing of Marmajuelo (... Read More
Spain Canary Islands

DB7649-NV
92 VM
Malvasía Naturalmente Dulce
NV
Malvasia
14% natural alcohol, aged in French oak in a solera system. (6/500ml)
Spain Canary Islands

DB7651-14
Espumoso Brut Nature
2014
Malvasia
100% sparkling Malvasía Volcanica* from a single vintage, made using méthode Champenoise and aged at least 18 months sur lie... Read More
Spain Canary Islands

DB1708-17
Listán Negro Rosado
2017
Listán Negro
Dry, high in acid and extremely refreshing, this pale pink rosado calls to mind a nervy Txakolina, charged with a uniquely Canary... Read More
Spain Canary Islands

DB1710-17
Listán Negro Maceracion Carbonica
2017
Listán Negro
Listán Negro is also known as Listán Prieto or Palomino Negro, and is very close related to País, grown in Chile, and Mission, grown in... Read More
Spain Canary Islands

DB1712-17
Listan Negro
2017
Listán Negro
100% Listán Negro aged 5 months in French oak from the Allier forest. The more structured and concentrated sibling of the more fruit-... Read More
Spain Canary Islands