The Envínate philosophy is simple: allow each parcel to fully express itself in the finished wine by utilizing old-fashioned farming and winemaking methods. The results are some of the most exciting wines being produced in Spain today.
The Benje wines are from vineyards in and around Santiago del Teide, high on the northwestern volcanic slopes of the island of Tenerife. The viticulture is very oldfashioned: the vines grow untrained, the soil is worked by hand, and no chemicals are used. Benje Blanco is sourced from several old-vine, untrained parcels of Listan Blanco. The wine is then raised for 8 months in 60% concrete and 40% old French barriques on fine lees without battonage or added SO2. Lastly the wine is bottled unfiltered.
Without a doubt this is a wine that embraces its volcanic provenience with smoky notes wrapped around the orchard fruit core, braced by Atlantic-infused high-elevation acidity. Pair it with prawns, scallops, roasted pork or goat.