2022 Envinate Lousas Vinas de Aldea

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Ribeira Sacra
Winery Envinate
Vintage 2022
Grape Garnacha Moravia Agria
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2030
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About the Envinate winery

Envínate (translated as "wine yourself") is the spirit child of 4 friends, winemakers Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos and José Martínez. This group of 4 was formed in 2005 during their oenology training at the Miguel Hernandez University in Alicante. After graduating, they founded a wine consultancy, which evolved into Envínate, a project focused on exploring unique plots, mainly in the Atlantic Ocean-influenced regions of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their shared goal is to create deeply pure and authentic wines that express the terroir of each parcel in a clear and concise manner. To achieve this, no chemicals are used in Envínate's vineyards, all plots are harvested by hand, the grapes are trampled and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts, with a varying proportion of whole bunches of grapes. For maturation, the wines are aged in old barrels and concrete barrels, and sulfur is added only at bottling, if necessary. The results are some of the most exciting and honest wines produced in Spain today.

Grapes and tasting notes of the Envinate Lousas Vinas de Aldea

Aldea means "village" in Gallego; therefore, this is Envínate's "village wine", produced from a combination of at least 60 year old plots located in the ancient wine region of Ribeira Sacra. The native vines grow on steep slate slopes and are located between 400-600 meters altitude.

The Lousas Viñas de Aldea 2021 is a regional red wine from Ribeira Sacra, but is sold without a designation of origin. This wine is a blend of 80% Mencia, 4% Alicante Bouchet, 4% Brancellao (Albarello), 4% Godello, 2% Caiño, 2% Merenzao (Bastardo), 2% Mouraton, 1% Palomino, 1% Souson. The grapes were picked between September 12 and 28 and vinified in concrete and small plastic containers with 70% to 100% full bunches, depending on the plot, and aged in well-seasoned oak barrels of various ages with lees for 11 months without added sulfur.

It is a true Atlantic vintage: vertical and fine-grained, structured and with finesse, balance and freshness. The Aldea is a lively wine with notes of pepper, blackberry fruit and minerality. Chalky and broad on the palate, but truly weightless with chalky tannins and a fresh, refined finish.

Vineyard for 2022 Envinate Lousas Vinas de Aldea

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.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Ribeira Sacra
Winery Envinate
Grape Garnacha, Moravia Agria
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 96
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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