2020 Envinate Benje Tinto
Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos and José Martínez are the 4 winemakers of Envínate. They had started to give onoenological advice but decided to combine this with their own wines in the same areas in which they also advise Their philosophy is to create fresh fresh wines from local grapes that reflect the unique terroir and atlantic climate The results speak for themselves: fair and interesting wines. By the way, very interesting wines are made on the Canary Island. Higher vineyards and the Atlantic Ocean provide healthy, fresh wines
The red variety Listán Prieto (also known as País, Criolla Chica, Mission) Benje Tinto comes from several vineyards in Santiago del Teide in the south of Tenerife at altitudes ranging between 900 and 1,000 meters. Benje is the name of a nearby crater, where the Listan blanco originates. Half of the wine was kept in concrete tanks and the rest was put in 228 liter oak barriques for eight months. When you open the bottle you immediately smell some volcanic notes such as flint / gunpowder aromas. This is spicy, wild and full of character, with notes of flowers and blood orange. It has a light to medium body with bright flavors, a wine with lots of light, very fine tannins and a mixture of wild fruits and spices with the volcanic soils. It is best to decant in the first 3 years of life. Pour into a burgundy glass.
Envínate (translates as "wine itself") is the brainchild of 4 friends, winemakers Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos and José Martínez. This gang of four was founded in 2005 while studying oenology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante. After graduating, they formed a winemaking consultancy, which evolved into Envínate, a project focused on exploring distinctive plots of land, mainly in the Atlantic regions of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their shared goal is to make very pure and authentic wines that express the terruño of each parcel in a clear and concise way. To this end, no chemicals are used in any of the Envínate vineyards, all plots are picked by hand, the grapes are trodden and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts, with a varying proportion of whole grape bunches included. Before maturing, the wines are aged in old barrels and concrete, and sulfur is only added at bottling when necessary. The result is some of the most exciting and honest wines produced in Spain today.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Fruity, Spicy, Red fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag