@ricard I am so happy you have enjoyed a Tenerife wine so much! I am still to try Benje but all I have seen and heard about it has been great! Envinate are possibly some of the most exciting winemakers in Spain, as they also lead some interesting projects in places like Ribera Sacra as well with great results. One thing that is reflected across all their wines is a profound expression of the place.
And yes, there is a certain Burgundian quality to their wines, an elegant but also powerful character. I think it’s partly due to their taste and approach to wine making. But also the relatively young volcanic soils of Tenerife are so characterful and they certainly leave an imprint in the wine. If anyone needs a further demonstration that terroir matters, these wines are the definitive answer.
Just by coincidence, I had Envinate’s Taganan red last night in 10 Cases in London. Friends around the table were impressed by the saline and rocky character of the wine.
@Inbar , 7Fuentes is an excellent wine! It’s the basic wine by Suertes del Marquez from the Orotvaba valley. It’s a blend of 7 plots, mainly listan negro which is one of the indigenous grape varieties in the Canary Islands. The Society used to stock it! (those were the days…) Do try it, it’s a great example of what Tenerife is all about, and if you like Etna you would love Tenerife!