Notes from José Pastor Selections:
"Envínate ("wine yourself") is the brainchild of Laura Ramos, Jose Martfnez, Roberto Santana and Alfonso Torrente, four friends who met while studying winegrowing at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante. Their work, both in the vineyard and winery, is focused on exploring the ancient, Atlantic-infused terruños of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands, as well as exceptional vineyard plots across the Iberian Peninsula. The Envínate philosophy is simple: let each parcel fully express itself in the finished wine by utilizing old-fashioned farming and winemaking methods.
The Envínate Migan Chingao hails from just outside La Perdoma in the Valle de La Orotava, located in northern Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Wine-growing dates back to the Spanish conquest of the 15th century, and this is the oldest of the 5 appellations on the island. The valley is shaped by Pico del Teide, the 3rd largest active volcano in the world with its peak at 3715 meters. The hot maritime climate is moderated by the cool, humid trade winds blowing off the coast throughout the year.
This wine comes from the La Habanera parcel of 100+ year -old vines, all north -facing and trained in the traditional cordón trenzado at 620m above sea level."