Grapes: 1.5ha vineyard of centenarian cordon trenzado (braided vines) Listan Blanco at 600m elevation, and is named for the area where it’s planted
Region: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Vinification: Direct Press with whole cluster into large concrete tank and fermented without malolactic occurring
Aging: Friulian 2500L oval foudres for 10 months
Fining or Filtering: None
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.
The newest addition to Envínate’s stellar portfolio, this is an ethereal expression of Listan Negro from two separate parcels in the Orovata Valley, where vines are over 100 years old. Feather-light yet incredibly long, this is something very special. Not to be missed.