Lousas Camino Novo, Envinate 2021



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Envínate (aka wine-yourself) is the brainchild of Laura Ramos, Jose Martínez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente, four friends who met while studying oenology at the University of Miguel Hernández in Alicante. They focus on exploring the ancient, Atlantic-influenced terruños of Ribeira Sacra, The Canary Islands and Almansa. Their philosophy is simple: let each parcel fully express itself through traditional farming and wine-making methods. Right now there are four different projects under the Envínate umbrella: Lousas overseen by Alfonso Torrente in Ribeira Sacra, Táganan and Benje by Roberto Santana in Tenerife, and Albahra in Almansa by Laura Ramos and José Martínez. These are some of Indigo’s most unique and special wines, and some are only made in tiny quantities, so grab them while you can!

A blend of Mencía and other local grapes from 70 year-old vines in a south-east facing parcel located in Amandi, at 430 metres elevation. Grapes are foot-stomped and fermented with whole- clusters in a small open vat. Tiny quantities made. Like the other Lousas wines, it is marked by extreme purity, lifted aromatics and delicious savouriness. It’s a shame there’s little of it, but that makes it all the more special.

Bright aromas of fresh raspberries, strawberries, red cherries and red plums. It is fruity and nicely balanced, with delicate tannins and a persistent finish.

Producer Envinate

Origin Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain

Grapes 85% Mencía: 15% Alicante Bouschet

Vintage 2021

Alcohol  12.5% ABV

Style Medium body red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvest, whole bunch macerated on skins for 18 days and fermeted with indigenous yeast without temp control.  Wine undergoes malolactic
fermentation and maturation for a period of 12 months in 500-litre old French
oak barrels, with no racking. Wine is bottled without filtering or stabilization.

Notes Organic, Natural