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Reviews 93 points John Gilman "The bouquet wafts from the glass in a beautiful blend of sweet dark berries, bitter cherry, tree bark, gentle meaty tones, espresso, a gorgeous base of soil and a gentle topnote of botanicals. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and transparent in personality, with a fine core, ripe tannins, bright acids and a long, soil-driven and nascently complex finish. This is going to be outstanding, but it needs some bottle age to soften up those backend tannins a bit more and allow its layers of complexity to properly blossom. (JG)"
Envinate ("wine yourself") is four friends paving the way for winemaking in the Canary Islands and Galicia. These pioneers make some of the most singular wines in Spain’s most extreme and ancient wine-growing regions - Tenerife, Ribeira Sacra, Almansa, and Extremadura.
Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and Jose Martinez met in enology school before launching a consulting business. They eventually evolved into Envinate, allowing them to explore different regions along the Atlantic, making fresh wines with local grape varieties. Their farming and winemaking techniques vary slightly by location, but they like to stick to a hands-off style to showcase each varietal and their distinct “terruno.” They farm organically, pick by hand, crush the grapes by foot, and ferment with wild yeasts resulting in wines with lively personalities, freshness, and distinct purity.
Luis Gutierrez of the Wine Advocate has been enthralled by Envinate for several years and recently awarded the 2020 Taganan Parcela Margalagua 99 Points - an impressive feat! He’s highlighted their ageability, quality, and value, noting they are "cheaper than most of the wines that deliver this quality" and are "an example of what can be achieved in the region with the right grapes and vinification."