Founded in 2005, Envinate (translating as “wine yourself”) is a project between four forward-looking enology students - Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and José Martínez. They encapsulate well the new approach to winemaking taking hold in Spain which is proving to be so exciting for wine lovers who seek out wines with a sense of place and authenticity. Envinate are making these honest and exciting wines in four areas of Spain currently – Tenerife, Ribeira Sacra Castilla la Macha, and Extremadura.
In making these authentic wines there are a number of rules in their approach to viticulture/vinification. No chemicals are used in any of their wines, fruit is picked by hand, grapes are foottrodden, and fermentation is conducted using native yeasts from the locale. To achieve the transparency and sense of place (terroir) wines are raised in neutral oak and concrete. Sulphur is only used when absolutely necessary at the bottling stage.
Taganan Tinto is a blend of a number of varietals native to the island of Tenerife including Listan Negro, Listan Gaucho, Malvasia Negro along with a number whose identity is unconfirmed. They are sourced from very old parcels, grown often in precarious positions right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The vines grow untamed and farming by local families has to be carried out by hand due to the harsh terrain.
Fermentation is in open vessels with a proportion of whole bunch. After this the wine is raised in neutral oak for approximately eight months.
There is a certain freshness to this wine reflecting the bracing Atlantic influence of its origin. Dark fruits on the nose and palette are matched with notes if smoke, spice and wet stone.
Pair with venison, roasted meat and game, spiced dishes such as Rogan Josh curry.
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There is no minimum order for delivery
We deliver free to all addresses within 1.5km of the shop. There is a£5charge for orders below £100
STANDARD UK POSTCODES £8 per drop for purchases below £250. Free above.
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We endeavour always to ensure you receive the wine you have ordered in perfect condition. However there are the odd times when things don’t go to plan - So:
Please contact us immediately should your delivery arrive missing items or containing the wrong bottles. We will send replacements for any items which have not arrived. Please contact us within 48 hours of your parcel arriving as we cannot offer replacements after this time.
We want you to enjoy the wines you have purchased from us. If you find you have bought a case and find the first bottle is not for you we are happy to exchange the wines for something else. All we ask is that you cover the delivery costs for return of the old wine and sending of the new bottles. Please advise of any returns within 14 days of receiving the wines, we are unable to accept after this point.
Sadly, from time to times bottles will develop faults. If you think your wine is corked, oxidised or otherwise faulty please contact us to discuss. We are unable to offer refunds for bottles which have been out of the shop longer than two months as storage conditions are out of our control.
Quick note on Fine Wine purchasing.
When ordering that special bottle of wine it is worth doing a little research before making a purchase. Wine is a living product, which goes through changes and stages of development in the bottle, as well as varying between vintages. If you are considering ordering an older vintage we recommend speaking to a member of staff or using a review site like cellartracker.com to try and get as full a picture as possible of the flavour profile and development of the bottle you are considering.
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