2021 Envinate Benje Tinto
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2021 Envinate Benje Tinto

Tenerife, SPAIN
$52. 99
$635.88 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Benje refers to an area high above the cloud cover on the western edge of the Tiede volcano. It’s an area that produces markedly different wines, from the sappy freshness of the coastal zones but still carries the hallmark lightness of all of Envínate’s wines. Benje Tinto is straight Listan Prieto, Benje Blanco is Listan Blanco. Both are grown on a mixture of old ash and red clay at over 1000m above sea level.

Other Reviews....
The 2021 Benje comes from a very warm and dry year in Santiago del Teide when the vines got blocked and suffered. They did a softer vinification, with shorter macerations and cooler temperatures, and they also bottled it a little earlier. The wine is a bit more reductive with a slight touch of rusticity. 25,000 bottles and 300 magnums produced. It was bottled in June 2022. Drink 2023 - 2027.
93+ points
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (Dec 01, 2023)

Jumpy reduction with some nice volatility full of tangy strawberries, sour berries and white pepper funk. Juicy, tangy and airy on the palate with crushed fruit and bright acidity. Full of energy on the supple palate, but there is tension, too, with fine, al-dente tannins. Delicious and incredibly drinkable now.
94 points