Lanzarote DO

Lanzarote DO Wine Area Map
Lanzarote DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

Lanzarote, the Canaries' most easterly island, boasts some of Spain's most distinctive and spectacular landscape.

Over the centre of the island spreads a vast expanse of black solidified lava. No weeds or vegetation can grow there, but the outer edges of the lava field provide a unique vineyard terroir rich in volcanic ash called lapilli where vines are planted in hollows (hoyos) or trenches (zanjas ).

Their roots reach underneath the ash to the soil below. Each hollow is surrounded by a cairn (abrigo) to protect it from the prevailing Saharan winds. Malvasía is planted in more than three-quarters of the vineyards.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Lanzarote
Arrecife, 9
San Bartolomé-Lanzarote
Las Palmas
Tel.: +34 928 521 048 / +34 928 521 313
info@dolanzarote.com
dolanzarote.com

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Lanzarote PDO

 

Modern winemaking techniques will help the DO's winemakers achieve new quality levels in coming years.

Lanzarote DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Lanzarote DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

1,837 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

100-500 meters. Being 670 meters the island maximum height.

Soil types

Soils are perfectly diferentiated, with deep red soils on old basaltic formations. Fossil soils appear as they have been covered by recent volcanic eruptions or rain deposits. The lapilli layer, or "picon", covers the topsoil of the vineyard, facilitating the rapid seepage of rain, preventing the evaporation of the vegetal soil, and maintaining a constant temperature of the soil (thermoregulatory effect).

Principal grapes (w)

Malvasía Volcánica, Listán Blanca, Burrablanca, Breval, Diego, Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez.

Principal grapes (r)

Listán Negro (negra común) and Negramoll (mulata).

Production
Maximum crop

7,000 kg/ha

Yield

72%

Production 2013

2,190,206 kg

Production 2014

2,735,032 kg

Production 2015

3,708,873 kg