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Bodegas Rubicón - Malpei

The modern history of Bodegas Rubicón starts in 1979 when Don Germán López Figueras, a wine-lover, acquires the country house of La Geria from the Fajardo family. The country house, built in the 17th century, included a noble home, service quarters, the winery which covered most of the constructed area, and a land of vineyards stretching on three hectares. Don Germán acquired the property mainly for the winery as he wanted to devote himself to his great passion: winemaking. For decades, the winery used the equipment of the old winery to make wine in a homemade way: traditional wooden presses of the early 20th century, ancient stone presses dug in the ground, and cement tanks to store the wine. As years passed, more hectares of vineyard were acquired. The old winery was restored and extended to where the Rubicón wine is produced today. Set in La Geria and surrounded by centenarian eucalyptuses, the winery stands solemnly overlooking the National Park of Timanfaya. 
The History
In large areas of land covered with black ash from volcanic eruptions, the manual work of man has led to a unique landscape in the world for its beauty and uniqueness. The area of La Geria in Lanzarote is known for its unique way of growing grapes from volcanic ash. The eruptions of the Timanfaya National Park forced to replace the cornfields per acres with vineyards. The result of that determination and need, planting vines in the ashes, the farmer worked the miracle making the earth yield grapes.
The Vineyard
Our century-old vineyards in holes dug in the ashes of the volcano create a way of cultivation that is unique in the world. This system of cultivation in holes of conic shape allows the vine to get to the soil under the dense layer of ashes. The depth and diameter of the holes depends on the density of the ashes, reaching in some areas three meters down.
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Wine Information Sheets

  • 2017 Malpei Listan Negro
  • 2017 Malpei Listan Negro Rosé
  • 2017 Malpei Malvasia Dry
  • 2017 Malpei Malvasia Semi-Dry

Malvasia Semi-Dry

The combination of two varietals, malvasia volcanica and moscatel, this original wine is an explosion of aromas and flavors. Hay yellow with golden aspects. Clean and bright. Tropical fruit and floral aromas.Fresh with well-balanced sugar and acidity. Ample and excellent experience in the mouth.

Malvasia Dry

Among the young wine selection, a fresh and lively wine. Elegant as well.Hay yellow with green aspects, clean and bright. The fresh varietal aromas are dominated by tropical fruits, mango & papaya. A fresh, pleasant, long and fine finish

$25.00

$25.00

Listan Negro Rosé

Among the young wine selection, a fresh and lively wine. Ruby red, clean and bright, vivid color. Aromas of berries, strawberry and raspberry. Caramel and licorice. Aromatic herbs and spices.The palate is fresh, good acidity, lingering fruit finish

Listan Negro

Among the young wine selection, a young and pleasant red.Cherry red with violet tones of great intensity, clean and bright.Aromas of minerals and wild red fruits, balsamic. Great body and volume.The palate is powerful, enveloping, fresh while intense, ripe tannins and long finish.

$25.00

$25.00

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