Albahra comes from a single vineyard that is divided into 3 parcels at 800 meters elevation in the Almansa region, around the town of Albacete. Almansa is located at the southeastern tip of Castilla-La Mancha. The Mediterranean-Continental climate results in wines of consistency: warm days, with a touch of humidity from the Mediterranean, give way to cool nights.
Garnacha Tintorera, also known as Alicante Bouschet, is the primary grape in Albahra. It is a hybrid of the Garnacha and Petit Bouschet grapes. It is one of the few red grapes with dark coloured ﬂesh, hence the name Tintorera, or “tinted.”
Fermented and aged in concrete, the 30 year old vines impart a dark colour. Earthy fresh, blackberry, cherry and dusty-plum fruits mingle with peppery spice, anise and hints of minerality.
Medium weight with pronounced acidity, Albahra is a stellar example of this up and coming D.O.
Lousas is the name for the type of slate soil that predominates in the Ribeira do Sil and Amandi sub zones of Ribeira Sacra. The slate serves a great purpose, heating up during the daytime sun, helping the grapes ripen, and also imparting minerality and intensely floral and spicy aromatics that are the trademarks of Ribeira Sacra wines.
Aldea means “village” in Galician dialect. It’s Envínate’s goal to produce single parcel, as well, as village wines in each region they work. This particular wine is a blend of different parcels of Mencia, at least 60 years of age, planted between 400-600 meters of elevation.
Fermented with wild yeasts in open top tubs, the wine is then raised in old 300 and 400 litre French oak for 11 months with no racking. No SO2 is added until bottling, and neither stabilization nor filtration are employed.
One of the finest exponents of the Ribeira Sacra, the wine has a lovely crimson colour. In the mouth, the red fruit smells very pure, with bright cherry. This sweet fruit flavour is balanced by chalky tannins and fresh acidity. This wine has lots of life and complexity.
As warm weather finally arrives, Tanuki Bob is guaranteed to make Summer evenings that much better.
Made entirely from Manto Negro, the hand picked grapes spend 9 months in 4000L French oak foudres, followed by 9 months in stainless steel and another 6 months in bottle.
The wine is fresh and delicious. Bright strawberry and sweet candy are met with pepper and excellent acidity. Playful and satisfying, Tanuki Bob lingers on the palate with just the right right amount of weight.
Named after the “witch” (La Bruja) from a 1980’s television programme, Comando G’s entry-level wine is made from 100% old vine Garnacha growing at 3000 feet in the remote Sierra de Gredos.
Fermented in wooden vats using native yeasts and a gentle maceration process, the wine is then aged in a 500 litre French oak foudre over ﬁve months. The resulting wine is a jovial expression of fresh, perfumed fruit, smoke and tobacco.
In the mouth, ﬂavours of blackcurrent, blackberries and red fruit mingle with subtle herbs and spice.