Titerok-Akeat, Lanzarote

Titerok-Akaet literally means ‘red mountain, the one that burns’ in reference to Lanzarote’s relationship with the Timanfaya volcano in the island’s South West. Enologists Marta Labanda and Juan Daniel Ramierez were captivated by Lazarote’s unique varietal and clonal heritage as well as the viticultural practises that have developed on the Canary Islands volcanic and often windswept soils. Beginning with the acquisition of the Valle del Malpaso plot in the North of the island, and after over three years of work in the vines the first wine was released in 2017. This is a young and raw project by two passionate young people who are driven by a thirst for knowledge and a desire to reclaim the potential of historically important vineyards in the north of Lanzarote. Both Marta and Daniel are undertaking a phD in Oenology whilst working on the Titerok-Akaet project, specialising in the vine varieties of the Canary Islands. Most importantly their skin macerated Listán Blanco from century old vines, wild fermented in 54 litre demijohns and named Volcán de la Corona was one the most outstanding wines we tasted in 2020.