Envinate, Lousas Vinas de Aldea 2021Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Envínate (Wine Yourself) has turned into a unicorn winery, producing wines people talk and read about but never can find or buy. The gang of four friends behind these bottles met while studying enology in Alicante, Spain. After graduating, they formed a wine consulting business to find lost, old vineyards and indigenous grapes and start producing wines from these sites and grapes. The aim has been no chemicals, handwork, and indigenous yeast only. The end product has been incredible and the sommelier world has latched on. Now the wines are in high demand but very little is produced.
Viñas de Aldea means “village wine,” differentiating this wine from Envinate’s single vineyard bottlings. The bottle is also named for the slate soil “Lousa” prevalent in Ribeira Sacra. The wine is made with whole cluster fermentation and aged in French oak barrels for eleven months. This Mencia is fresh and elegant oozing with peppery notes.
Guimaro, Tinto 2021Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Pedro Rodriguez, the current generation at Guimaro is truly the rebel that the winery is named after. The almost vertical vineyards have forced him to become part winemaker, part mountain climber. Pedro took over the family estate known for making some of the best wine in the small town that was only sold and consumed at the local cantinas. Pedro has moved them into a new direction though, growing some of the best Mencia in the Ribera Sacra. He has converted the winery to much smaller crops, organic certification, and truly sustainable agriculture.