Puro Rofe - Tilama Blanco 2019
Region: Lanzarote / Canary Islands
Grapes: Malvasia Volcanica
The 2019 Tilama is Malvasia Volcanica from the Tilama zone of the village of Tinajo in Lanzarote, and it has a saline quality as the vines are very close to the sea and the plants get a sea breeze that brings salt. In 2019, the wine is 12.2$ alcohol and has very high acidity, eight grams, with a very healthy pH of 3.1. The vines are centenary and are buried in holes in the volcanic ash to trap humidity and protect them from the wind. The soils, amazingly enough, for such a volcanic place that also have some limestone. The clusters were foot trodden in a traditional lagar pool and the wine was matured in used 228 and 500-litre oak barrels for eight months. This is super clean, intense, sharp, and crystalline, serious and intense. I think there is a big jump in quality here from the 2018, irrespective of the style of he vintage. This is very defined and has symmetry, precision, saline, the idea of an amazing white from the lunar landscapes of Lanzarote. 1,200 bottles were filled in June 2020. 94 points - Luis Gutierrez. The Wine Advocate Issue 250.