George Glas Sweet Red 50 cl
El Grifo, George Glas
George Glas was a Scottish merchant who lived seven years in the Canary Islands in the mid-18th century. He wrote about the birth of winemaking on Lanzarote in his book on the Canary Islands, which was published in London in 1764. We have a copy of the first edition of his book in the library of our museum.
The Listán Negro grape variety died out in Andalusia after the phylloxera epidemic, which is why it is now native and exclusive to the Canary Islands. Like the other grapevines of this variety on Lanzarote, it’s planted as ungrafted rootstock behind a stone wall under volcanic ash.
From pre-phylloxera vines that are 60 to 80 years old and grown under a layer of volcanic ash. After the grapes are dried in the sun and, fermentation is arrested through the addition of wine alcohol and oxidative ageing is carried out.
Sweet red wine made in 2015 with Listán Negro grapes that were dried in the sun for ten days.
Fermention started using our own native yeast. Then it was pressed and when it had 110 g/L of residual sugar, alcoholic fermentation was arrested through the addition of wine alcohol. Since then, it has been oxidatively ageing in barrels together with a small batch (10%) of sweet wine from the 2012 vintage. 6,364 bottles were produced.
Colour: Medium intensity, oxidised hues due to ageing, clear and bright.
Aroma: Candied fruits, spices (black pepper), characteristic of the varietal, oxidative and toasted notes.
Taste: Lingering, with a good acidity that balances out the slight sweetness.
|Residual Sugar||105 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5.8 g/L|
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