Envínate (translates as "wine yourself") is the brainchild of 4 friends, winemakers Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and José Martínez. This gang of 4 formed back in 2005 while studying enology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante. Upon graduation, they formed a winemaking consultancy, which evolved into Envínate, a project that focuses on exploring distinctive parcels mainly in the Atlantic-inflected regions of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their collective aim is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines that express the terruño of each parcel in a clear and concise manner. To this end, no chemicals are used in any of the Envínate vineyards, all parcels are picked by hand, the grapes are foot-trodden, and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts, with a varying proportion of whole grape clusters included. For aging, the wines are raised in old barrels and concrete, and sulfur is only added at bottling, if needed. The results are some of the most exciting and honest wines being produced in Spain today.
-Jose Pastor Selections
A brand new cuvée from Envinate! A blend of mostly Negramoll and Listán Negro, from the the village of Santa Úrsula in the Tacoronte-Acentejo zone, sourced from three old plots: one sits 350 meters above sea level and the other two at around 600 meters.
The 2020 is about 50% Listán Negro, 48% Negramoll and 2% Listán Blanco. Each plot was fermented separately, and about 20% of the blend was done carbonically. Sits in neutral 228-liter oak barrels for eight months, and bottled in July 2021.