Los Bermejos

  • Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
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.

www.losbermejos.com

Twenty Years of Los Bermejos
Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB7651-18
Sustainable
Los Bermejos Espumoso Brut Nature
2018
Malvasia
100% sparkling Malvasía Volcanica* from a single vintage, made using méthode Champenoise and aged at least 18 months sur lie...
Spain

DB0858-19
Sustainable
Los Bermejos Espumoso Rosado Brut Nature
2019
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...
Spain

DB1706-21
Los Bermejos Diego Seco Ecologico
2021
Malvasía Volcanica
100% Diego, a variety endemic to Lanzarote and La Palma that is high-acid and mineral-driven. Fermented in stainless steel and aged three...
Spain

DB1701-21
Sustainable
Los Bermejos Malvasía Volcanica Seco
2021
Malvasia
100% tank-aged Malvasía Volcanica. Malvasía Volcanica is a grape that is truly indigenous to the Canary Islands, a crossing of Marmajuelo (...
Spain

DB1708-21
Sustainable
Los Bermejos Listán Negro Rosado
2021
Listán Negro
A hard year for growers in Lanzarote with extremely low yields due to severe droughts. The little wine that was produced continues to stun...
Spain

DB1712-18
Los Bermejos Listán Negro
2018
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-...
Spain

DB1710-21
Sustainable
Los Bermejos Listán Negro Maceracion Carbonica
2021
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...
Spain

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