Canary Islands have emerged near the African coast after several series of volcanic eruptions. First submarine (40 million years ago) and then subaerial (20 million years ago). Lanzarote,"the island of volcanoes" is the second island that emerged from the ocean, after Fuerteventura, and the closest to Africa (140 km). Emerged from the sea 11 million years ago and has continued his training until today. Eruptions and erosion have shaped the current look spectacular on the island. 40% of its territory is protected natural areas, among which the National Park of Timanfaya.Climate is defined as subtropical as to temperature and subdesert as to rainfall.Temperatures are mild and experience little variation due to the moderating action of the ocean and trade winds that moisture-laden sweep the island from northeast to southwest.The average annual rainfall is 150 mm and there is no water in the subsoil.A weather phenomenon to note is the "calima" East winds laden with dust from storms in the Sahara desert that sometimes reach the island until reaching temperatures of 45 ° C.The cultivation of vines in Lanzarote is characterized by not having suffered the plague of phylloxera. The vines are cultivated in lanzarote free standing, meaning they own the root of European grape variety, thus maintaining the rich variety and winemaking before phylloxera."On September 1, 1730 the earth opened in Timanfaya".So begins the chronicle of the largest volcanic eruption that occurred in the Canary Islands in historic times and over 6 years was covered with lava and volcanic ash the most fertile plains of Lanzarote, changing the landscape and giving rise to what later viticultural landscape would be more impressive than you can imagine. Thanks to the perseverance and work of farmers Lanzarote, which initially led to famine and emigration recently manifested as fertility and prosperity. In the fields that previously grew only grain could now flourish vines and fruit trees. Rudimentary form and full manual holes were poked into the volcano expelled ashes and opened holes in the layer of lava to get to the soil which had concealed the eruption, there planting the roots of plants that were then so fruitful for the island.
Malvasía Volcánica came from the Greek Islands in the sixteenth century from Madeira and has become the main grape variety grown in Lanzarote.
It is believed that it was named after the port from where it started to colonize the Mediterranean coast, the port of Monembasía in the Peloponnese. It is a grape that is vinified from old.
Shakespeare and other authors also praised in numerous quotes the Canary, Canary wines made from grapes Malvasia.
In Lanzarote we have a differentiated clone called Volcanic Malvasia, is characterized by a creeping plant ideal for hiding from the wind behind the souks of stone pits Lanzarote.Very productive and early harvest your collection begins in late July.
Bodega Los Bermejos for several centuries belonged to one of the most important families of Lanzarote. Almost no activity in 2001, with the new century, was given a new impetus, taking in a few years the head winemaking on the island. Lanzarote offers a unique and unbeatable condition, climate, soil, grape varieties, crop peculiarity, everything happens in our land, all there is to do is put in the bottle fermented juice of the grape, without handle , transform or promote anything. These wines reflect the richness of land, landscapes and the efforts of farmers.