Albahra, Envínate
Staff Pick
Organic

Albahra, Envínate - 2022

Item # 37876 750mL

Made from a blend of Garnacha Tintorera (or Alicante Bouchet) and Moravia Agria grown in chalky, clay-calcareous soils. Wild yeast fermented with 50% whole grape clusters in 4500 liter cement vats, with soft pigeage and a short maceration of 7 days; then raised in cement for 8 months. Unoaked.

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  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


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Staff Pick Notes

Made of 100% Alicante Bouchet, this wine tastes like licking high acid boysenberry pie filling off a cold slab of white marble, deep gray veins running through it. Whimsy. Clean and gentle on the palate. Dark berries, laced in a salty brine-a characteristic that lends itself to depth of flavor and a length that does not quit. Comparable to a more composed and compelling Syrah. A wine that feels like crawling into the crisp white sheets of a Ritz Carlton bed wearing a deep plum hued silk pajama set and sleeping off an entire month’s worth of exhaustion.

- HG

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