● It is one of the few wines that is bottled in the northern part of the Island, even though, theoretically, the area is “unfit” for the cultivation of Malvasia, according to the seniors of the region
■ La Grieta Malvasía Seco
Dry white from 100% volcanic Malvasia grapes
Lanzarote Protected Designation of Origin
What this wine tells us
It was selected for this book because it is one of the few wines that is bottled in the northern part of the Island, even though, theoretically, the area is “unfit” for the cultivation of Malvasia, according to the seniors of the region. Nevertheless, the owner of this small winery achieves to produce a quality wine that competes at times with big names. The bouquet displays the colder part of the Island with vegetal hints of fresh grass and citrus fruit like limes. On the palate the “cold” aspect is more noticeable, given that it reveals its outstanding acidity that needs some aging in the bottle in order to be tamed. It has a low alcohol content and is easy and smooth to drink.
Its dancing partner
Extraordinary with cooked sparids (in the Canary Islands: vieja, common pandora, red porgy, common mora, etc.). The perfect location may be their restaurant, El Charcón, just above the small pier of Arrieta.
This wine reflects, without a doubt, the restless character of Ricardo Socas, its inventor. A visit to Haría is mandatory if you want to get to know one of the most magical vineyards of the Island. Its Malvasia vineyard, located next to the Corona volcano, is worth a trip, a sandwich, and a bottle of wine.