Soco Lanzarote Rosado - Canary Islands 2021
Soco Vinícola is a brand-new winery in Lanzarote that was founded in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, when many farmers on the island found they’d lost all the buyers for their fruit that harvest; the quick maneuver among several winemaking friends to found this collective resulted in the saving of 40,000 kilos of grapes which otherwise would have been lost. Soco bought all that fruit and
made their first vintage that year; this is only their second. The cooperative will continue to purchase organic, hand-tended fruit from the volcanic soils and bush-trained vines that dominate the Lanzarote landscape, in an effort to support the farmers who protect these viticultural traditions; they’ll produce only a white and a rosé each year in the winery.
The rosé is a salty, aromatic blend of Malvasia Volcanica and Listan Negro, with notes of candied melon, pink flowers, and ocean surf. Two hours of maceration, fermented and aged in stainless steel, where the wine rests for roughly four months. Unfined/unfiltered with minimal SO2 added (18 mg/l free SO2).
Producer: Soco Vinicola
Varietal: Listán Blanco, Malvasia, Listán Negro, and Diego
Region: Canary Islands
Farming: Organic, Low Sulphur