2020 Envinate Albahra Garnacha Tintorrera - Last Stocks
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2020 Envinate Albahra Garnacha Tintorrera - Last Stocks

Castilla La Mancha, SPAIN
$34. 99
Bottle
$419.88 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Envínate, which literally translates as “Wine Yourself,” is the project of four young passionate winemakers: Roberto Santana (based in the Canaries), Jose Martinez (Almansa), Laura Ramos (Murcia) and Alfonso Torrente (Ribeira Sacra). The four met while studying oenology in Alicante in 2005 and formed a collective based on a shared philosophy of wine and a desire to explore the ancient, Atlantic influenced terroirs of western Spain.

In 2008, the group bought their first vineyard in Ribeira Sacra, then took control of vineyards on the north side of Tenerife, and followed with a single patch of Tinta Amarela in Extremadura. Finally, in 2012, the group began working with a site in Almansa, where Jose lives and works, planted to Garnacha Tintorera. In each region, they work old, previously abandoned vineyards, but importantly for a project with such spread, one of the team lives full time in each location, working the vineyards year round.

Other Reviews....
One of this producer’s best values, from alicante bouschet/garnacha tintorera, with an array of black and blue fruit, black pepper, dark cherries, graphite and crushed violets on the nose, following through to a juicy, medium-to full-bodied palate that’s full of fleshy fruit. Juicy and elegant, showing great drinkability. Drink now.
94 Points
JamesSuckling.com (September 2022)

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 2022 - 2026.
94+ Points
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (April 2022)