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.
A blend of Mencía and local grapes from different south-facing vineyards, where vines average 60 years of age. The altitude here varies between 400-600m, and like other Lousas wines, the grapes are foot-stomped and fermented with 40% whole-clusters in a small open vat. Tiny quantities of this wine are 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.