A Wine That
Is born from vines that speak of Tenerife’s winemaking history – this is from two plots of Listán Negro which are over 100 years old. This is a wine that will whisper secrets to you with every sniff. Incredibly complex, it’ll reveal itself throughout the course of the bottle; with every sip there’s a new chapter unfurling – this reveals scents as complex as an artisan’s parfumerie.
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- Winemaker: Envínate
Where and How?
This wine is from 100-year-old vines of Listán Negro planted on the volcanic soils of Tenerife and tended organically.
The grapes were foot stomped and the wine was fermented naturally in concrete, with 50% whole bunches. The wine was then aged for 11 months in 600L old oak barrels, and bottled unfined, unfiltered with just a touch of sulphur.
Going to school and university is about a lot more than education; they give birth to friendships and business ideas. In the case of Envínate, it was at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante that Laura Ramos, Jose Martínez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente met while studying oenology. This quartet of bright minds did not have family-owned wineries behind them, but they did have a joint love for organic viticulture and low intervention winemaking.
In the Beaujolais region, there is a group of winemakers nicknamed the Gang of Four who revived organic viticulture and quality winemaking in the region in the 80s. Well, this is the Spanish Gang of Four. Thanks to them, they have put Tenerife – a island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, just across from Morocco – on the map of fine wine, as well as highlighting what the Spanish regions Ribeira Sacra and Castilla-La Mancha are capable of.