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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Spanish do including the whole of this relatively flat island in the canary islands. There are still 1,950 ha/4,680 acres of vineyards, with a clear domination by the white Malvasía grape, as on la palma. Lanzarote’s vines are often planted in individual shallow indentations in the black volcanic soil. The technically up-to-date El Grifo winery has been a pioneer in the development of modern dry Malvasía of some originality, and the overall quality of the other producers, led by Los Bermejos, Stratvs, Mozaga, and La Geria, has advanced significantly.