eRobertParker.com #209 Oct 2013 - Luis Gutierrez - The 2012 Taganan Parcela Amogoje is a white field blend of very old vines (close to 100 years old). From this specific plot they only harvest the white varieties, Albillo Criollo, Marmajuelo, Forastera, Gual, Malvasia, etc. It’s planted at 200 meters altitude on very old terraces of decomposed volcanic rock next to the sea. The wine has a very original creamy nose of cantaloupe melon with a clear saline influence of the sea. Full clusters are pressed and then fermented in a 500-liter foudre, where the malolactic fermentation was also carried out. The palate is intensely saline, with piercing acidity and a strong personality. The small plot will yield 1,000 liters, but in this initial 2012 only 600 bottles were filled. Drink it now-2018.
- Country: Spain
- Wine Region: Canary Islands
- Wine Maker: Alfonso Torrente, Roberto Santana, Jose Angel Martinez and Laura Ramos
- Grape: Proprietary White Blend
- Grape Percentage: Albillo Criollo, Marmajuelo, Forastera, Gual, Malvasia
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
A co-fermented field blend of local grapes (Malvasia, Forastera, Marmajuelo, Albillo Criollo, Vijariego Blanco, Listan Blanco) from a volcanic, steep parcela facing north towards the Atlantic ocean at 250 meters elevation, with pie franco vines ranging from 80 to 100 years old. Wild fermented and raised in a 500l used barrel for eleven months. 600 bottles made.
Envinate (aka wine-yourself) is the brainchild of Laura Ramos, Jose Mart?nez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente, four friends who met while studying enology at the University of Miguel Hern?ndez in Alicante. Their work is currently focused in exploring the ancient, Atlantic-infused terru?os of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands. Their philosophy is simple; let each parcela or single parcel fully express itself by utilizing old-fashioned farming and wine-making methods.