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Adegas Morgadio Legado del Conde Albarino 2018

$23
  • Description
  • Tasting Notes
  • Winery
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Appellation: D.O. Rias Baixas
  • Grapes: 100% Albariño
  • Aging period: N/A
  • Oak: N/A
  • In 1984 a farm named Morgadío in the Rías Baixas subdistrict 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 148 acres.

     

  • Within Rías Baixas there are three primary subdistricts: El Rosal and Val do Salnés on Galicia's rainy Atlantic coast, and Condado do Tea inland on the north bank of the Miño River, 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.
  • Adequate winemaking equipment is just as important as the Albariño grape to the production of world-class white wine. Just in time for the 1988 harvest, Morgadío finished a state-of-the-art gravity-flow facility at the bottom of the vineyard amphitheater that includes pneumatic presses and isothermic stainless steel tanks. From the 1996 vintage, the Méndez family of Orense has increased investment in the bodega for maximization of the estate's production, with a current capacity for annual production of 100% estate-bottled Albariño of 10,000 cases.