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:
-Vinous Media (Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool), Mar ’19 gave 92 points to 2017 Envidiacochina. “Pale, green-tinged yellow. A highly complex bouquet evokes ripe citrus fruits, white flowers, candied ginger and smoky minerals, along with a hint of anise that emerges as the wine opens up. Shows very good depth as well as energy to its sappy Meyer lemon, quince and honeysuckle flavors, which are braced by a core of juicy acidity. Shows sharp delineation and mineral bite on the clinging finish, which leaves a refreshingly bitter orange pith note behind.”
-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!”