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Envinate Benje Blanco 2019

Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainThe fruit for the Benje wines comes from vineyards in Santiago del Teide, high on the northwestern volcanic slopes of Tenerife, around 1000m. This is organic, bush vine Listán Blanco (aka Palomino), each parcel vinified separately in concrete and open tubs, with 25% skin contact for up to 40 days. The wine is aged for 8 months in 60% concrete and 40% old French barriques. Pouring a golden yellow hue, this rings of the sea, with salinity cutting through a puff of reduction, crystalline lemon, crunchy pear on a slight 12% palate. There are kisses of quince and lees to gild the ample texture coming from the skin contact and the concrete, striking an ideal balance. Crack with any matter of shellfish or white fish, including boquerones, liberally.Tasted: 15 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: EnvinateDistributors: Kava Selection
Nicholas Pearce Wines
Grape: Listán BlancoCSPC: 101194