This wine is nothing short of electric. Grown at over 1000m above sea level, on Tenerife's volcanic slopes, this Listan Blanco (also known as Palomino) bursts out of the glass like an actual volcanic eruption of gun smoke, ripe orchard fruit, white peach and zingy citrus. Benje Blanco certainly shows exactly why Envinate is so prized for their volcanic white wines. A unique and delicious wine with amazing texture (thanks to a tickle of flor ageing) and abundant food pairing potential. Try this with butter-roasted monkfish on the bone, or decant and enjoy with roasted chicken or turkey and all the trimmings.
Envinate is a collective of winemakers who've quickly cemented themselves as Spain's modern classics. Their wines are made in tiny quantities and are adored by wine lovers and critics the world over. As a result, availability is strictly limited and we strongly suggest snapping some up while you can.
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!