Puro Rofe - Masdache Clarete 2019
The 2019 Mentidero is a new rose, or rather a clarete as it mixes red and white grapes - Malvasia Volcanica, Listan Blanco, Listan Negro and Diego from the Masdache zone of Lanzarote. All the grapes are planted together, harvested and fermented together, which is the traditional way in the zone. Half of the volume was vinified as white in 228-litre barriques and the other half as red in stainless steell, and it was blended after six months and kept in stainless steel until bottling. It's a bright and pale pink but the nose and the palate are completely different from a majority of roses - this is serious and volcanic, irrespective of the colour, with a salty and mineral palate, super serious and long. If you closed your eyes and smelled the wine you'd think it's a mineral white. 1,650 bottles produced. 92+ points - Luis Gutierrez. The Wine Advocate Issue 250.