Envinate
Albahra, 2020

Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

£20.50

Envinate, Albahra, 2020

Envinate
Albahra, 2020

Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

£20.50

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SIZE:
75cl
ABV:
13%

Meaning "small sea", the Albahra from cult producer Envinate is a remarkably pure and bright wine bursting with fresh red fruits and incredible minerality. A blend of Garnacha Tintorera and the rare Moravia Agria, this is the perfect partner for a lunch of charcuterie and grilled meats

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Jamie Goode - wineanorak.com

This is 75% Garnacha Tintorea in concrete, with the balance in barrels. Lovely nose: fresh, bright, supple cherry and plum fruit. Sweetly fruited and fine on the palate, showing raspberry and strawberry with a sour cherry twist. This is the finest expression of this wine yet.

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Natalie Earl - Decanter Magazine

This electric, cherry-red wine is made from Garncaha Tontorera and Moravia Agria grown at 800m in the Almansa region of southeast Spain. Energetic and vibrant, the pureness of the cranberry and cherry fruit is enchanced by earthy undertones and complex stony, herbal wildness. Lond, with fine-grained tannins and everlasting freshnesss. Only margibnally about the £20 'Weekday/Weekend' wine mark, a wine to enchant any day of the week.

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Luis Gutiérrez - robertparker.com

2020 was a great vintage in the Mediterranean, and the 2020 Albahra, a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintorera from the zone of Almansa and 30% Moravia Agria from Manchuela, showed better than ever. The two grapes fermented separately with part of full clusters in concrete and with indigenous yeasts. The Garnacha matured in concrete and the Moravia in neutral 228-liter barrels for eight months. It has 13% alcohol and good freshness, a fine thread and round tannins. It's juicy and supple—the harvest was easy with great weather, very different from 2019— and the acidity of the Moravia is more polished. The wine has a bright ruby color and is aromatic and clean, precise and attractive. It's medium-bodied and silky with very round tannins. They compare it with 2017. This is one of the most incredible bargains from Spain. Drink or hold.

About Envinate

In his fantastic book 'The New Vignerons', acclaimed wine writer Luis Gutiérrez of robertparker.com suggests that the future of Spanish wine lies in its past. The producer who leads the charge with this in mind, is undoubtedly Envinate; a collective of four winemaking friends currently enjoying near-mythical levels of success. 

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. Their highly sought after wines hail from single vineyards in some of Spains most historic regions, helping to re-establish the reputations of places like Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their winemaking is stripped right back to basics, pulling on simple (yet very effective) techniques of the past to craft explosive, exciting wines adored the world over today.

"From landscape to ways of working, everything seems to have been frozen for a hundred years." Luis Gutiérrez writes for robertparker.com in 2016.

Right now there are four different projects under the Envínate umbrella: Lousas by Alfonso Torrente in Ribeira Sacra, Táganan by Roberto Santana in Tenerife, T. Amarela in Extremadura and Albahra in Almansa both by Laura Ramos and José Martínez. These are some of The Sourcing Table's most unique and special wines, and some are only made in tiny quantities, so grab them while you can!

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