Roughly equal parts of Listan Blanco and Prieto, coplanted in the single parcel. All head trained vines some 70-120 years old and at 75-300m elevation from the Atlantic below. Famred by Envinate and some 15 local families, all by hand with no chemicals, ever.
Hand harvested, fermented together in old french oak with 40% stem inclusion. Wine is never racked, no so2 at all. Bottled straight from barrel.
2020 was a HOT vintage with some of the earliest harvests ever on Tenerife. Lots of dropping green fruit as the heat made for little precipitation. A rare and wonderfully intense vintage.
Envínate (translates as "wine yourself") is the brainchild of 4 friends, winemakers Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and José Martínez. This gang of 4 formed back in 2005 while studying enology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante. Upon graduation, they formed a winemaking consultancy, which evolved into Envínate, a project that focuses on exploring distinctive parcels mainly in the Atlantic-inflected regions of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their collective aim is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines that express the terruño of each parcel in a clear and concise manner. To this end, no chemicals are used in any of the Envínate vineyards, all parcels are picked by hand, the grapes are foot-trodden, and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts, with a varying proportion of whole grape clusters included. For aging, the wines are raised in old barrels and concrete, and sulfur is only added at bottling, if needed. The results are some of the most exciting and honest wines being produced in Spain today.
Region: Canary Islands, Galicia, Extremadura
Soils: Volcanic, Slate, Limestone, Granite
Grower (s): Roberto Santana (Canary Islands), Alfonso Torrente (Ribeira Sacra), Laura Ramos (Murcia) and José Martínez (Almansa).