George Glas Sweet Red 50 cl

George Glas Sweet Red 50 cl

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George Glas was a Scottish merchant who lived in the Canary Islands during seven years in the mid-18th century. His book about the Canary Islands, published in London in 1764, describes the origin of Lanzarote wine. A copy of the first edition is kept in our museum library.

PRODUCTION PROCESS

Natural sweet wine made in 2015 using Listán Negro grapes that were first dried under the sun during ten days. The grapes were then trodden by feet intermittently over the course of two days. The fermentation was interrupted by adding wine alcohol to keep a level of 105 g/L of natural sugars. Since then, the wine has rested in barrels for oxidative ageing alongside a batch (10%) of sweet wine from the 2012 harvest that had been devastated by the heat and of which we were only able to save a few bunches.

 

The Listán Negro variety was wiped out in Andalusia following the phylloxera outbreak, making it an endemic species only in the Canary Islands, and like the other grape vines in Lanzarote, this ungrafted root stock grows behind stone walls and under volcanic sand.

 

George Glas was a Scottish merchant who lived in the Canary Islands during seven years in the mid-18th century. His book about the Canary Islands, published in London in 1764, describes the origin of Lanzarote wine. A copy of the first edition is kept in our museum library.

TASTING NOTES

· Colour: Medium depth, clear and brilliant, with dull tones due to the oxidative ageing.

· Aroma: Hints of candied fruit and spices (liquorice and black pepper, as usually found in the variety), notes from its oxidative ageing, along with coffee and toasted elements.

· Mouth: Persistent and full bodied, with a long finish and acidity to balance out the natural sugars.

PAIRING

With dark chocolate and desserts containing cocoa products. With very mature goat’s milk cheese. And as an aperitif or after a meal.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Alcohol content: 16%

Residual sugar: 105 g/l

Total tartaric acid: 5.9 g/l

pH: 3.7

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