Envinate - Albahra 2020
Envínate is one of our favorite wineries: A group of friends from all over Spain who got to know each other at the winery school, befriended each other so well and were so aligned on how to make wine that they decided to do something bizarre and start a winery together. Despite the fact that their vineyards are located in Galicia, Almanse and Tenerife, miles apart.
This wine comes from Almansa, made from 100% Garnacha. Garnachas are often big wines, too intense for us, but Envínate believes in light extractions of grapes, fortunately: the wine is a perfect play between fresh cassis fruit, against earthy flavors reminiscent of black pepper, nutmeg and the scent of a dark forest. Because the wine has good, fresh acids, we drank the bottle in no time by itself, but this also goes very well with lamb, an intense mushroom dish or even a hearty grilled fish.