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Chibusque

Puro Rofe

Chibusque Bottle
Appellation
Lanzarote
Variety
Diego
Age of Vines
100+
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Black volcanic sand over clay
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, crushed by foot in stone lagars, short maceration, natural yeast fermentation in a former Manzanilla cask
Aging
12 months in a former Manzanilla cask

Overview

Vijariego Blanco or Diego as it is known on Lanzarote and La Palma is a grape variety that originated in Andalucia and was brought to the Canary Islands when they were first colonized. Remarkable for its tendency to ripen at 11.5% alc/vol while retaining a high level of acidity, it is frequently used as the base for sparkling wines or to provide freshness in a white blend. Rayco and Carmelo however, prefer to select one of Vincent Torres’ oldest parcels of Diego to make Chibusque – a pure example of this frequently overlooked variety. It is fermented and aged in a decommissioned Manzanilla cask.

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

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