Vinessens - Alicante, Spain
We met Vinessens at Real Wine in London and immediately fell in love with the range of white and amber wines they were producing, majority coming from Monastrell. With a range from light whites to flor covered ambers, some have skin contact for over 2 years.
Their vines are mainly over 100 years old on a mix of soils, with the majority on sand. You can feel the ocean on a lot of their wines with salinity, a lot of minerality and some with the local herbs like rosemary and thyme. The land is around 23 hectares on a hillside with 550 to 700 meters of elevation.
Their orange wines are some of the most interesting we've ever tried so make sure you check those out!