Envinate
'Táganan' Blanco, 2019

Tenerife, Spain

£25.00

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Envinate
'Táganan' Blanco, 2019

Tenerife, Spain

£25.00

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75cl

Táganan is the old local name for this rugged vineyard area, located on the northeastern side of Tenerife, where vines are planted on primary volcanic rock on cliffs just above the Atlantic. This wine is a blend of the many different native white varieties, which are vinified separately, with some parcels undergoing skin contact. A truly unique and characterful wine, deliciously salty and smoky with refreshing acidity.

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Luis Gutiérrez - The Wine Advocate

The white 2019 Táganan Blanco mixes grapes from different vineyards and altitudes ranging between 75 and 400 meters, from vines that are 50 to 150 years old planted on old basalt soils, mostly in the zone known as Chavarria. Since 2016 the rain in the zone has been 40% less than the normal, so yields are very low, and in 2019 the grapes ripened thoroughly, as they changed the pruning to adapt to four consecutive dry years. Still, yields were reduced by 60%, and the wine, a field blend of Listán Blanco, Marmajuelo, Gual, Forastera Gomera, Vijariego Blanco, Malvasía and Verdello, came in at 12% alcohol, with a low pH (2.98) and notable acidity (7.4 grams). The juice from the destemmed grapes fermented in 1,000-liter plastic bins with indigenous yeasts, and 85% of the wine matured in well-seasoned 600-liter oak barrels and the rest in 350-liter barriques. It has pungent aromas and flavors and a salty touch.

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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