Envinate, Taganan Tinto, Tenerife, Spain
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. They focus on exploring the ancient, Atlantic-influenced terruños of Ribeira Sacra, The Canary Islands and Almansa. Their philosophy is simple: let each parcel fully express itself through traditional farming and wine-making methods.
Right now there are four different projects under the Envínate umbrella: Lousas overseen by Alfonso Torrente in Ribeira Sacra, Táganan and Benje by Roberto Santana in Tenerife, and Albahra in Almansa by Laura Ramos and José Martínez.
Táganan is the old local name for this rugged vineyard area located on the northeastern side of Tenerife, where vines are planted on primary volcanic rock on cliffs just above the Atlantic. This wine is a blend of the many different native varieties, vinified separately in a mix of concrete tanks and small open containers. The result is a juicy and utterly drinkable red, with plenty of fresh red fruit, spiciness and food-friendly acidity.Producer - Envinate
Country - Spain
Region - Taganan, North East Tenerife, Canary Islands
Variety / Blend - Vijariego Negro: Negramol: Moscatel Negra: Listán Negro: Listan Gacho
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic