Grapes: 100% Albariño, average age of the vineyards 30 years, biodynamic for 8 years, located at Salnés Valley (Rias Baixas).
Aging: 6 months aging on fine lees in stainless steel with weekly batonnage. Then this wine is blended with 15% of Frore del Carme wine from previous vintage that has 12.5 months aging.
Residual sugar: Less that 2 g/l.
Taste: Very elegant, tastes of fruit syrup, and balsamic from its aging on lees with licorice, and fennel remembrances, excellent acidity, soft, fresh, unctuous, and tasty. Aftertaste is long with a mineral touch and occasional excellent bitter undertones. Very greedy.
Color: Straw, light golden yellow with glints of green, neat, and shiny.
Talking About the Wines:
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’18, gave 94 points to 2016 Envidiacochina, wine is listed “Year’s Best Galician & Rias Baixas Wines.”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18 gave 90 points to 2016 Envidiacochina. “The 2016 “Tête de Cuvée” from Envidiacochina is really a fine bottle of Albariño, offering up a salty and citric bouquet of lime, sweet grapefruit, gentle lees tones, salty minerality, a touch of ocean breeze, lemongrass, and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is crisp, fullish, complex and very nicely balanced, with a good core, fine cut and grip and a long, focused and classy finish. Makes me wish I was back in Cambados with some scallops baked in their shell to go with the wine!”