We’re still enjoying a glass or two of the good value dry white wines I wrote about last year, which continue to be available in Lanzarote. This week however we tried something new as recommended by a friend, although he may not be speaking to us if you all rush out to buy this and we run out of stock!
Libalis 2011 by Maetierra is easy to spot amongst the wines on the shelf with it’s distinctive funky label, they’ve even included a QR code on this special edition which takes you through to the Bodegas Castillo de Maetierra webpage.
We really like this fruity dry white wine, it’s reminiscent of wine produced in Lanzarote as the winery use the moscatel and malvasía grape ( Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Viura & Malvasía) although grown in the Valles de Sadacia. It’s no wonder that Libalis is one of the most popular wines from Maetierra and has just won the Gold Medal for their 2011 vintage at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Libalis has a pale straw colour, it’s bright and clear. The nose is an explosion of tropical fruits and flowers, on the palate we were pleasantly surprised by the depth of body, this wine has a wonderful long lasting aftertaste.
I’m not telling you where we found it as I’m off out to stock up first! Available in 750ml bottles priced at €3.45 - €3.75.