Envínate, Benje Tinto 2019
Fresh and lively, with vibrant red fruits and smoky aromatics. Moreish, great food wine.
Probably the most intriguing producer in Spain at the moment, Envinate are seeking to elevate the ancient Atlantic influenced terroirs of Ribeira Sacra, The Canary Islands and Extremadura. Benje Tinto is a blend of Listan Prieto and indigenous varieties from the volcanic island of Tenerife. Fresh, with vibrant red fruits and smoky aromatics.
Region/Country: Tenerife, Spain
Grape/s: Listan Prieto, Tintilla
Production Method: Organic farming, wild fermentation in concrete tanks. 8 months maturation in old French oak, bottled unfiltered
Style: Fresh and vibrant red with exotic, smoky aromatics and flavours
Pairing Suggestion: Vegetable dishes, bbq, on it’s own
Envínate (aka wine-yourself) is the brainchild of Laura Ramos, Jose Martínez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente, four friends who met while studying oenology at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante. Their philosophy is simple: let each single parcel fully express itself through old-fashioned farming and wine-making methods.