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Chaboco

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Chaboco Bottle
Appellation
Lanzarote
Variety
Muscat
Age of Vines
100+
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Black volcanic sand over clay
Altitude
325 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, then dried on the black volcanic sands for 25 days, pressed, natural yeast fermentation in a small stainless steel tank without temperature control
Aging
11 months in a small stainless steel tank (although most of that time is spent slowly fermenting) ~130g/L residual sugar and 13% alc/vol.

Overview

A chaboco is a naturally occurring volcanic fissure ranging in depth from 1.5-2 meters in depth which can be found scattered around Lanzarote with a high concentration in La Geira. Over the centuries, farmers on the island recognized that these crevices were protected from the prevailing and nearly constant winds and collected moisture making them perfect for certain types of agriculture – especially plants with a natural tendency climb such as Muscat in the case here. Chaboco (the wine) is harvested on the early side to preserve its acidity, then dried for 25 days before pressing and fermentation.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2018 Chaboco

Source: WA

Canary Islands, Spain
  • Location
    Canary Islands, Spain
  • Appellation
    Lanzarote
  • Proprietor
    Rayco Fernandez
  • Winemaker
    Carmelo Peña
  • Size / Elevation
    8 hectares / 200-325 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections