Envinate - Benje Tinto, Tenerife (2019)
Viticulture is organic. The soil is worked by hand without using any kind of chemicals. The vines are free-standing, completely untrained. The main challenges to viticulture are winds from the Atlantic and Africa and fluctuations in humidity. Harvesting is done by hand.
Each parcel is vinified separately, in a mix of concrete tanks and open tubs. Maceration is 10-20 days (depending on parcel) with daily punching down. It’s then pressed into old French barriques to undergo MLF. The wine is aged for 8 months in the same barrels on the fine lees. No battonage or sulfur is used. It is bottled unfiltered.
Organic, sustainable, vegan.