Palo Blanco Envinate 2019
Envínate (Wine Yourself) has turned into a unicorn winery, producing wines people talk and read about but never can find or buy. The gang of four friends behind these bottles met while studying enology in Alicante, Spain. After graduating, they formed a wine consulting business to find lost, old vineyards and indigenous grapes and start producing wines from these sites and grapes. The aim has been no chemicals, handwork, and indigenous yeast only. The end product has been incredible and the sommelier world has latched on. Now the wines are in high demand but very little is produced.
The unique Palo Blanco is a volcanic island wine from the Canaries. It's named for the place from which it's harvested and made from Listan Blanco. It is aged in large Friulian oak foudres for ten months. It's "high-toned, linear, saline and electric."