El Grifo Listán Negro is a red wine produced by Bodegas El Grifo in San Bartolomé, D.O.Lanzarote.
Bodegas El Grifo, founded in 1775 by the ancestors of the Otamendi Rodríguez-Bethencourt family, is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands and one of the ten oldest ones in Spain.
All the vines owned by El Grifo are pre-phylloxera, planted on volcanic sand soils. Thanks to their location (latitude 28º), the growth halt must be intentionally carried out by pruning in February. And due to the constant presence of the "alisios", trade winds, they build volcanic rock walls to shelter the vines.
Bodegas El Grifo is located in the farm Finca El Grifo. They have 61.5 hectares of vineyards cultivated manually due to the abrupt terrain. The winery is currently equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, combining them with the traditional processes. The old winery is now a wine museum; one of the most visited.
El Grifo Listán Negro is a wine made from Listán Negro, from their own vineyards.
They are manually harvested and placed in 20-kg boxes. Grapes are selected by hand in the vineyards. After destemming, the grapes are vatted without crushing. They ferment in stainless steel deposits at a controlled temperature, 24ºC, with daily pump-overs. After the fermentation has ended, the wine is devatted and pressed immediately after. Before it is bottled, the wine is clarified and filtered.
El Grifo Listán Negro is an elegant, expressive and fruit-laden wine. It stands out for its aroma of red fruits on a mineral background.
Red wine Barrel. 4 months in French oak barrels. Winery: El Grifo. D.O. Lanzarote. (Canary Islands) Variety: Syrah and Listan negro.
Red wine Barrel. 3 months in French oak barrels. Winery: Bodega Vulcano. D.O. Lanzarote. (Canary Islands) Variety: Listan negro