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Morgadio Albarino 2011

Morgadio Albarino 2011

Region: Rias Baixas - Rating: 90 - 'Intense, mineral-accented aromas...'

$25.20 WN-111-11

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  • Bright and energetic
  • Fruit and citrus flavors
  • Made with 100% Albarino grapes
  • Great match for fish

90 Points - "Light yellow. Intense, mineral-accented aromas and flavors of candied citrus fruits, white pepper and honeysuckle, with a hint of ginger adding vivacity. Sappy and penetrating, with very good finishing clarity and lingering spiciness. This is an extremely reliable producer, with a long track record for producing some of the region's best wines." -Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, September 2012.

COMPOSITION: 100% Albariño

TASTING NOTES:
90 points - [Refers to 2010 vintage] - "Bright gold. Highly fragrant bouquet displays an array of ripe, spice-accented citrus fruit and floral aromas, with a subtle smokiness. Bright and energetic in the mouth, with flavors of ripe tangerine, melon and candied citrus fruits accented by herbal nuances. A medium-bodied, incisive wine that closes with very good focus and lingering spiciness." -Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, September 1, 2011.

90 Points - [Refers to 2010 vintage] - "The 2010 Morgadio Albarino was fermented with native yeasts. It delivers a more expressive perfume of lemon and other citrus, nutmeg, jasmine, and mineral. Nicely proportioned, mouth-filling and lengthy, it is an excellent value for drinking over the next 3-4 years." -Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Jul7 1, 2011.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
In 1984, a farm named "Morgadio" in the Rias Baixas sub-district of Condado do Tea near the aldea of Albeos was consolidated from multiple existing owners, and planting began. The vineyard area was gradually expanded to its current 50 acres. Within Ri­as Baixas there are three subdistricts: El Rosal and Val do Salnas on Galicia's rainy Atlantic coast, a situation remarkably reminiscent of Germany's Rheingau. Condado's benign climate, southern exposure and soil of brilliantly-reflective granite sand serve to maximize the Albariño's concentration.

BODEGA: As important as the great Albariño grape to the production of world-class white wine, is the winemaking equipment. Just in time for the 1988 harvest, Morgadi­o finished a state- of-the-art gravity-flow facility at the bottom of the vineyard amphitheater which includes pneumatic presses and isothermic stainless steel tanks.

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