Bodegas Los Bermejos Lanzarote Listan Negro Rosado 2016 is a rose from the Canary Islands with complexity and character.
My initial reaction was that there is something round about it in the mouth feel. But I have to admit? This was wrong. There is definitely more than enough acid to keep the wine from being flabby. That initial perception of "roundness" was probably detecting a certain unctuousness in the wine before the acidity became apparent. The wine has a bigger mouthfeel to me than some. It is different. There is something wild about this wine. I imagine an overgrown unkept secret vineyard next to an erupting volcano. This is just my imagination of course (although the soil is
There are hints of light red berry and some bitterness as well. There are also tons of different floral and herbal notes to go with a red fruit tartiness that makes this a wine that you certainly can drink by itself on a warm afternoon but that will also work with a variety of foods--spicy and salty foods especially. Part of the minerality here is a bit salty. Don't serve this TOO cold so you can get at all of these.
I guarantee you will taste and sense other qualities than I do. This is a pretty complicated rose. I kept changing my mind about this wine, not about how good it was but about how it tasted, its characteristics.
Listan Negro is the red version of palomino (the grape not the horse). Palomino is used in the production of Sherry. Listan Negro is also the Mission grape of the New World. It is sometimes called pais, although I have read that the mission grape and pais are related but not necessarily the exact same thing. It isn't a common grape but it is common in the Canary Islands.