Envinate Palo Blanco Valle de la Orotava 2019
Envínate (translates as "wine yourself") is the brainchild of 4 friends, winemakers Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and José Martínez. This gang of 4 formed back in 2005 while studying enology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante. This cuvee is sourced from a 1.5ha vineyard of centenarian cordon trenzado (braided vines) Listan Blanco at 600m elevation, and is named for the area where it’s planted. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed full cluster into a large concrete tank off the skins and fermented without malolactic fermentation occurring. It is then raised in two Friulian 2500L oval foudres for 10 months. Finally it is bottled without fining or filtering. You will find notes of sea spray, citrus, and rocky minerality. Perfect for an afternoon on the porch with crudite, oysters, or shrimp cocktail.