Envinate "Albahra" Vinos Mediterraneos 2019

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Varietal: Red Blend
Sub-Region: Almansa
Region: Castile-La Mancha
Color: Red
Country/State: Spain
Winemaker's Notes "The work of this "New Gang of Four", both in the vineyard and winery, is currently focused on exploring exceptional vineyard plots across the Iberian Peninsula. The Envinate philosophy is simple: let each parcela, or single parcel, 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. Albahra (Castilian for "small sea") is named for the vineyard area in the Almansa region close to the town of Albacete. Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet, a red-juiced grape) is blended with Moravia Agria (a high-acid, low alcohol grape) from a single vineyard in neighboring Manchuela. All grapes are hand-harvested and vinified separately by parcel. The Garnacha Tintorera is foot-trodden in vat with 30-50% stems included and 6-10 days skin maceration, then fermented and raised on fine lees in concrete for 8 months; the Moravia Agria is completely destemmed and sees 7 days maceration before being pressed and raised on fine lees in 228L used French barriques for 8 months, all without battonage. The wine is then blended and bottled unfined, unfiltered and with very little SO2 addition. This is a wine with a pure high-toned nose, floral red fruit, with hints of spice and bursting with minerality. An extremely versatile food wine, especially with Mediterranean meats and seafood."
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750 ML
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