2021 Envinate "Migan Chingao" Almansa, Canary Islands, Spain

Beautiful aromas of ripe strawberry and tart plum with hints of citrus and violets. Deep citrusy red fruits coat the palate backed by bright acidity and saline



100% Listan Negro from La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands. From the La Habanera parcel of 100+ year old vines, all north facing and trained in the traditional cordon trenzado at 620m above sea level. The grapes fermented and macerated on the skins and stems in concrete tank for 15 days without temperature control. Then, the wine was pressed to a 6300L concrete tank to complete spontaneous malolactic fermentation and rest. Bottled directly from the concrete tank without fining, filtering, or addition of sulfur.


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. Upon graduation, they formed a winemaking consultancy, which evolved into Envínate, a project that focuses on exploring distinctive parcels mainly in the Atlantic-inflected regions of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their collective aim is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines that express the terruño of each parcel in a clear and concise manner. To this end, no chemicals are used in any of the Envínate vineyards, all parcels are picked by hand, the grapes are foot-trodden, and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts, with a varying proportion of whole grape clusters included. For aging, the wines are raised in old barrels and concrete, and sulfur is only added at bottling, if needed. The results are some of the most exciting and honest wines being produced in Spain today.


Grape(s) Listan Negro
Farming Organic