Ole Imports, 2014 Rodrigo Mendez 'Cies' Albariño

"(raised for six months in stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels, 50 percent of each) Pale gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of orange, pear and honeysuckle, along with a spicy topnote that gains strength as the wine opens up. Lively and sharply focused on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors underscored by chalky minerality. Finishes dry, nervy and impressively long, leaving resonating orange zest and floral qualities behind."

Ole Imports, 2014 Rodrigo Mendez 'Cies' Albariño

Ole Imports, 2014 Rodrigo Mendez 'Cies' Albariño

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2014 Rodrigo Mendez 'Cies' Albariño
Rodrigo Mendez Bodegas Y Viñedos

Cies is the name of an island in Rias Baixas.

100% Albarino. Vines planted from 1954-1964. Tended in sandy and granite soil at sea level.

100% Indigenous yeast fermentation. Fermented without temperature control in old wood vessels with a very small percentage in stainless steel tank. Half the wine is then oak aged for 12 months and half is aged in steel tanks. The portion aged in oak goes through ageing (elevage) in large, 225 and 60 lit barrels. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation.

1,000 cs made.

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