Envinate, Taganan Blanco 2020Regular price $48.00 Save $-48.00
Variety: Albillo, Marmajuelo, and Gual
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.
Táganan Blanco is a unicorn bottle from this unicorn winery. Táganan is Guanche (the native Canary language) for the word "slope." It is also the name of a geographical area where the vines grow wild on cliffs of volcanic rock hovering over the Atlantic Ocean—what an image. Some of the varieties used aren't even identified, ranging from 60-300 years old. The parcels used are farmed by a collaboration of different families, as well as Envinate. The viticulture is essentially unheard of in today's winemaking—the vines are untrained. The wine is fermented in open vats, with 20% of it undergoing skin contact. It is then aged in very large used barrels for 8 months and bottled with a touch of sulfur. This vino blanco is intense and complex, giving notes of smoke from its volcanic sand, and sea salt from its exposure to the coast.