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. Their work is currently focused on exploring the ancient, Atlantic-infused terruños of Ribeira Sacra, Canary Islands, Extremadura and Almansa. Their philosophy is simple: let every single parcel fully express itself through old-fashioned farming and wine-making methods.
The Benje wines are also from small plots on the volcanic slopes of Tenerife, although planted at even higher altitudes. Predominantly Listan Prieto (also known as País), it’s a simultaneously fresh and complex example of volcanic terruño.