Grapes: Marmajuelo + Malvasia + Listan Blanco + Gual y Forastera + Albillo
Region: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Vinification: Each parcel is vinified separately with a percentage of grapes undergoing skin contact
Aging: 8 months in stainless steel + neutral oak barrels
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Notes from the Importer: Envínate (aka wine-yourself) is the brainchild of Laura Ramos, Jose Martínez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente, four friends who met while studying oenology at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante. They focus on exploring the ancient, Atlantic-influenced terruños of Ribeira Sacra, The Canary Islands and Almansa. Their philosophy is simple: let each parcel fully express itself through traditional farming and wine-making methods. Right now there are four different projects under the Envínate umbrella: Lousas overseen by Alfonso Torrente in Ribeira Sacra, Táganan and Benje by Roberto Santana in Tenerife, and Albahra in Almansa by Laura Ramos and José Martínez.
Táganan is the old local name for this rugged vineyard area, located on the northeastern side of Tenerife, where vines are planted on primary volcanic rock on cliffs just above the Atlantic. This wine is a blend of the many different native white varieties, which are vinified separately, with some parcels undergoing skin contact. A truly unique and characterful wine, deliciously salty and smoky with refreshing acidity.