One of our travel discoveries! Bone dry, spicy and exotic Malvasia from Lanzarote Island in the Canary chain, where the density of the plantation is no more than 800 plants per hectare as each vine lies deep in a large sandy crater usually bordered by a rock wall on the windward side. Dry farmed, the vine is only fed by the high dew point that is collected each morning and gravity fed to the vine. The wall and the vine’s placement at the bottom of the crater is protective from the high winds from Morocco that can easily bury the canopy. This wine is sold in very unusually shaped bottles that I find more appropriate for olive oil than wine, or in a guest bathroom with a dried floral arrangement.