Envinate, Benje Tinto 2019Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Listan Prieto (also known as Mission or Pais)
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.
The Benje vines come from several untrained Listan Prieto vines around the northwestern slopes of the island of Tenerife of the Canary Islands. The wines is hand-harvested and goes into both concrete tanks and small open tubs for fermentation. Ageing is completed between concrete and used French barrique for eight months.