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SoCo Blanco 2021

Minerally and fresh white with a slightly salty savoury finish, ideal for sushi and seafood.

Origin:

Lanzarote, Spain

Grape:

Malvasía, Listán Blanco, Diego

ABV:

13%

Producer Profile

Soco is the volcanic stone wall
that is built by hand to protect from the wind around the traditional hole where the vines are cultivated. They are marvellous works of art, highly functional sculptures that must be kept in perfect condition all year round.

The year 2020 was not a good year, or so they say,
and we are not going to say it was wonderful either, but even in regrettable years interesting things emerge. It's a question of courage and a touch of madness.

When the harvest season arrived in Lanzarot

Grape Profile

Listán Blanco is the local name for Palomino Fino. It is a white grape widely grown in Spain and South Africa, and best known for its use in the manufacture of sherry. It is also grown in the Douro region of Portugal where it is used for table and fortified wines. There are substantial plantings in Andalusia for sherry production, and it is also widely grown on the Canary Islands, and in Galicia.

Region Profile

Lanzarote is the easternmost DO within the Spanish Canary Islands. The designation covers the whole of the volcanic island, a popular tourist destination thanks to its spectacular lunar landscape. Overall, the island has a temperate climate as a result of its proximity to Africa coupled with cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Thus night-time temperatures can plummet. This diurnal temperature variation, so typical of desert climates, is a positive attribute for grape-growing.

Viticulture

When the harvest season arrived in Lanzarote, the island's winegrowers found that the wineries the island found themselves with wineries that could not buy their grapes.

It was looking very bad, so we decided to found Soco Vinícola as an "express cooperative".

They had the space and the will, and with a certain amount of nerves, tension and haste 40,000 kilos were saved, all that could go into the new winery, which was the new winery, where they had just moved to

Vinification

White wine made with local varieties (Malvasía, Listán Blanco, Diego). Spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts and without additives to maintain its natural typicity.

Fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperature and remains there until bottling (approx. 4 months). bottling (approx. 4 months).

Suggested Local Foods:

Papas Arrugadas, Puntillas de Calamar, Goats cheese, Pulpo al la plancha, Gambas al ajillo

Try it with:

Papas Arrugadas (Wrinkled Potatoes)