Jasnières knowledge last week from Kathleen Thomas, guildsomm user, Sean Dowling, Andrea Boulanger, Cyril Thevenet and Xoel Cantero Alvarez. I'm a big fan of Belliviere's Les Giroflées rosé made from Pineau d'Aunis that always has notes of mezcal/agave that is so unique to me.
This week: Lanzarote DO
Where is the DO? What are the soils like? What styles may be produced here? Name 2 producers.
Volcanic ash (lapilli) is interesting. It holds water, so even in a desert environment, water is available. Having cut my foot on sharp volcanic shards while surfing in Puerto Rico, I would have zero desire to grow vines there. I guess you get used to it if that's your native land, though.
Another easy to remember producer is Bodega Vulcano de Lanzarote. The wines are super cheap, crisp, and delicious.