Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "This is a blend of mostly Listan Negro and Negramoll but also some Mulata, Listan Gacho (pink/rose) and Malvasia Rosada. The wine is only 12% alcohol and has notable freshness. It fermented with 30% to 70% of stems, depending on the plot, and always with indigenous yeasts, and it matured with fine lees in well-seasoned, neutral 228-liter oak barrels for one year. It might be marginally riper than the 2020 and a little more rustic. (LG)"
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."