Bodegas Gerardo Mendez, Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas er den vigtigste vinregion i Galicien og hjemstedet for Spaniens mest berømte hvidvine. Vinene laves på den grønne Albarino-drue og giver nogle af Spaniens flotteste tørre hvidvine. Rigtig meget vin fra regionen er dog desværre meget kommercielt; sprøjtemidler, høje udbytter, kulturgær og koldgæring giver enkle, let drikkelige men ret ligegyldige vine. En skam, når potentialet fo...
The young and tender 2022 Albariño is the blend of the grapes from 165 plots in the Salnés, fermented with a pied de cuve from the old vines, fermented in stainless steel and matured with lees. It has a balsamic nose with notes of grass and bay leaf, a round palate with pungent flavors and good acidity. It's clean and varietal, reflecting a warmer year. - Luis Gutierrez
The 2018 Albariño was very expressive after some time in the glass. This is their house wine, produced with grapes from the 11 hectares and up to 164 plots they work in the Salnés up to 22 kilometers from their winery in Meaño. The wine is very elegant in 2018; it's vibrant and tasty, with the granite sapidity and the salty finish. I tasted a bottle from the end of June 2019, when the wine had had longer time sur lie, and the year in bottle does it good. - Luis Gutierrez
Krydret, ganske fyldig, harmonisk med forfriskende syne, mineralsk snert; kan nydes uden mad, men ville passe godt til et stykke skinke eller til grillede skaldyr. Meget anvendelig madvin – lige til at drikke nu. - Niels Lillelund
I also had the chance to revisit the 2015 Albariño so I could complete the trio of 2014-2015-2016 in one sitting. They consider 2015 one of the most balanced vintages of the last decade, to which I can only agree. I had already tasted it very young last time and it had shown among the best 2015s from Galicia. Some time in bottle has done it good, but it's still a serious and somehow closed vintage, moving toward more complex notes of quince paste and yellow plums. But it's the palate where the wine is like an electric shock: pungent flavors, some iodine notes developing already, minerality and a salty finish. - Luis Gutierrez