bermejoN.V. Bodegas Los Bermejo, Brut Natural Sparkling Malvasia, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
You’d never imagine, a beautiful Champagne style wine with great detail and elegance from a volcanic island off the coast of Africa, but that is exactly what this Bermejo Sparkling Malvasia shows! This is mind-blowing Brut that shows Lanzarote has great terroir and that Bodegas Los Bermejo is a winery to take notice of with their traditional brisk whites and fresh rose and reds are intriguing as well, even though it is this lovely fine Brut Nature Malvasia that steals the show. A lime and chalky nose lead to a dry refined palate of mineral laced lemon, peach and light pastry dough with loads of vivid citrus brightness, apple, crushed stones and delicate floral notes. This beauty is exotic and deftly balanced that reminds of some Grower Producer Champagne houses and you can only marvel and this remarkable effort and delight in it’s class and uniqueness. This rare bubbly is another stunning reminder that the Canary Islands are one of the hottest spots to find interesting wines in the world with great diversity, quality and flair.
($48 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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