Envinate’s white from the Valle de la Orotava zone is 100% Listan Blanco, from an area knows as 'Palo Blanco' just outside the town of Los Realejos. Over the last four hundred years this town, and the 'Palo Blanco' slope in particular has become known mecca for Listan Blanco vineyards. The soil here is very fine, black volcanic sand, almost like the black beaches that lie some 600 meters below the vineyard, interspersed with basalt. Envinate farm a 1.5 hectare plot of 100 year old trenzado trained vines and an adjacent parcel of similar vine age of 0.5 hectares was added last year. Fermented in concrete and aged in two old, 2,500l foudre. The combination of black sand and Listan Blanco produces an intensely mineral wine, leaner and more linear in nature than the wild textured whites of Taganana but still anchored in the saline, mineral and spiced volcanic earth. The precise line and crunch of fruit here feels Burgundian but that impression is disturbed by the mixture of smoke and salinity that could only come from the volcanic islands. Palo Blanco is always the most precise of these wines, and in 2018 the vintage has pushed that sense of seriousness and precision further.