La Santa de Ursula Envinate 2021
La Santa de Ursula is a red wine whose grapes come from vineyards located at an altitude of 350 metres and 650 metres in the La Corujera area in the Orotava Valley characterised by volcanic soils with a rocky black basalt substrate.
La Santa de Ursula is the result of a blend of Negramoll (48%), Listan Negro (50%) and Listan Blanco (2%).
Depending on the parcels of origin, fermentations are conducted separately, partly with whole bunches and partly with destemming. Fermentations are carried out in open vats or in concrete containers.
Ageing on the fine lees lasts about 8 months, without racking, and it is conducted in old barrels.
La Santa de Ursula is a serious, vertical and tense wine. Characterised by a more biting and decisive, slightly tannic part, given by the whole grape.
Envinate - Tenerife
Envinate are 4 heads and 8 hands, those of Laura Ramos, Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente and José Martinez. But they are also 3 distinct projects that arise in as many incredible and dreamlike Spanish viticultural archaeo-sites of exceptional charm and suggestion: the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the Amandi sub-region of the Ribeira Sacra in Galicia and the Almansa-Manchuela area in the extreme southeast of Castilla-León.
Each of these gives rise to different wines, strongly characterful and to say the least singular, with marked distinctive features that only Nature could paint so perfectly. The snapshots of these vineyards are in fact paintings
to be enjoyed in prolonged vision, they are images of still life, artifacts of primitive authors, lean and dense at the same time as are the wines that embody the place, projecting it beyond what it represents. Precise composition of vertiginous slopes, via ferratas, canyons, stacks, desert, volcanoes, fissured rocks, suspended lands and very ancient farming systems that seem to dance, crawling and flirting with the earth and the sky, then disappearing underground. The four friends met at the University of Alicante, became winemakers – undoubtedly shaped by the beauty of the lands they work – are now an extraordinary ensemble that works in synergy with the peasant populations and local cultures and that we offer you in these few pages.