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"Pioneers in the Albariño viticulture, and pioneers in the vinification on lees, our wines positioned Albariño as the Best Spanish White Wine at the International Wine Challenge, as Top 14 Whites of the World at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, or as One of the 100 Best Value Wines of the World for Wine Spectator, among other recognitions"
"Enjoy navigating our web and discover more about this wonderful grape and how we work it" 


Our Wines Maior de Mendoza

Wednesday, November 1

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OCTOBER 2017: PEÑIN GUIDE


Maior de Mendoza has achieved some of the highest scores of the Spanish white wines and, of course, of the DO Rías Baixas, with brands that reach 94 and 93 points.







Monday, October 30

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Fulget 2016

Fulget 2016

Origin of the grape

A controlled vineyard (15 has.) in the sub-zone of the Salnes Valley, within the “Rías Baixas” Denomination of Origin. Vines are 25 years-old.

Vintage

Pruning took place during the months of December and January. After the flowering in June, superfluous shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer, the crops were thinned and excessive individual branches were cut. To favour maximum exposure to the sun canopies were trimmed in August. During the ripening period a detailed analysis of plots kept check on the levels of acidity and sugar in the grapes. The harvest took place between September 16th - 23th, finding the optimum level of maduration for each plot. All this works are made by hand.

Elaboration

Grapes were collected in 20 kg boxes; and stored in a refrigerated lorry whilst inside the vineyard and immediately transported to the Wine Cellar where cold pelicular maceration was applied on an average of 5 hours. 
Alcoholic fermentation took place over 21 days at a controlled temperature (16ºC-18ºC).

Tasting

Straw yellow with slight greenish, limpid and bright. Aromatically, of medium-high intensity with stone fruits (peach, medlar....), white fruits (apple, pear....), tropical and balsamic reminders. Good acidity in the mouth, grasy, very fruity, long and balanced.

Recomendations

Storage temperature should not exceed 18º or 20ºC and should never be exposed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sudden changes of temperature. 

Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d´oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice dishes, pasta, white meats and oriental cuisine. 

It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12ºC.

Alcoholic content: 13% by volume
Total acidity: 6,9 gr/l (in tartaric)
Residual sugar: 3,5 gr/l

Bottle capacity: 75cl
Supplied in: Cases of 12 bottles/ Cases of 6 bottles. 

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Maior de Mendoza On Lees 2016

Albariño on lees 2016

Origin of the grape

The grapes are cultivated in the privately-owned “Coto de Xiabre” (2,3 has.) and “Rectoral de Padrenda” (7,91 has.), vineyards situated in the sub-zone of the Salnes Valley within the “Rías Baixas” Denomination of Origin. The vines are 38 years old.
There is 3 has. Controlled vineyard (1,6 has. are 41 years old and 1,43 has. are 36 years old, and this also lies within the Salnes sub-zone.

Vintage

Pruning took place during the months of December and January. After the flowering in June, superfluous shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer, the crops were thinned and excessive individual branches were cut. No canopies trimming was carried out this summer due to dry and sunny weather conditions. During the ripening period a detailed analysis of plots kept check on the levels of acidity and sugar in the grapes. The harvest took place between September, the 12th and the 20th, finding the optimum level of maduration for each plot. All this works are made by hand.

Elaboration

Grapes were collected in 20 kg boxes; and stored in a refrigerated lorry whilst inside the vineyard and immediately transported to the Wine Cellar where cold pelicular maceration was applied on an average of 10 hours.
Alcoholic fermentation took place over 21 days at a controlled temperature (16ºC-18ºC).
Maturing on fine lees was carried out for a minimum of three months. Partial malolactic fermentation applied aiming at all times to reach required acidity levels.

Tasting

Straw yellow colour with slight greenish, limpid and bright hue.
With intensity aromatic medium, notes balsamic, fruit white, apple, pear and funds citrus, togueter with soft toasted reminders.
In mouth is fresh, mineral, with goos acidity, fat with volume, repeating them notes fruit. creamy and long.

Recommendations

Storage temperature should not exceed 18º or 20ºC and should never be exposed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sudden changes of temperature.

Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d´oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice dishes, white meats and oriental cuisine.

It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12ºC.

Alcoholic content: 13% by volume
Total acidity: 7,1 gr/l (in tartario)
Residual sugar: 3,5gr/l

Bottle capacity: 150cl.(Magnum), 75cl, 50cl
Supplied in: Cases of 6 bottles

Wednesday, September 20

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SEPTEMBER 2017: GUIA VINO COTIDIANO & VIVIR EL VINO



The specialized magazine, "Vivir el Vino" highlights "Maior de Mendoza on lees" with 91 points in its September issue, between the best Albariños fron Rías Baixas.



The "Vino Cotiadiano" guide, ("Mi Vino/Vinum), also published this month of September, stands out in its Table of Honour Maior de Mendoza on lees 2016, with 90 points.


Sunday, August 20

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AUGUST 2017: EXPANSION

Enrique Calduch published in the newspaper Expansión an article about the winery Maior de Mendoza and its wines:"....Spectacular, magnificent evolution, a show of force. I recommend buying a few bottles. keep them a few years and you will see what surprise...."



Monday, July 10

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JULY 2017: MY WINE

The magazine "My Wine", one of the most prestigious in Spain, has just published its special on Galician whites in its number 227 (July-August), highlighting our Maior de Mendoza on Lees 2016. Here is the tasting note:


Sunday, July 2

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JUNE 2017: BEST WHITES OF SPAIN SHOW

Maior de Mendoza has been showing its wines at the Best Whites of Spain Show (Salón de los Grandes Blancos de España), celebrated at the Eurobuilding Hotel in Madrid last June 14th, tasting vintages from 2005 to 2016.