Maior de Mendoza On Lees

Albariño on lees 2016

Origin of the grape

Cultivated in privately-owned vineyards located near the Atlantic Ocean in the subzone of the Salnes Valley within the D.O. Rias Baixas.
The vines were planted long before the creation of the D.O. in what was the largest Albariño plantation at the time.

The soils are sandy and granitic. A traditional Pergola system is used with wide corridors for ventilation, and two vines per post for natural

The 2018 Vintage

As always sustainable farming is practised. No herbicides, insecticides or environmentally damaging products are used. Everything is done by hand.

Pruning took place during the months of December and January. After the flowering in June, surplus shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer the vines were thinned, and excessive individual branches were pruned. During the ripening period a detailed plot analysis kept a close eye on acidity and sugar levels in the grapes. The harvest took place between September 19th and 29th, when the optimum level of maturity was achieved for each plot.


Grapes were collected in individual 20 kg boxes; cold pellicular maceration was carried out for an average of 10 hours.
21 days fermentation at controlled temperatures of between 16ºC-18ºC with indigenous yeast.
Further lees ageing for a minimum of 3 months, with battonage.


Straw-yellow colour, with a slight greenish hue, limpid and shiny.
High aromatic intensity, with notes of white flowers, orange blossom, balsamics, citrus (lime,tangerine), bone fruits (peach, medlar, paraguayan), white fruits, lychees and fine lees.
In the mouth is fresh, with good acidity, fatty and unctuous, with volume, very fruity, creamy, long and balanced.


Storage temperature should not exceed 18º or 20ºC and should never be exposed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sudden changes of temperature. Perfect with tapas, shellfish, fish, rice dishes, white meats and oriental cuisine. Serving Temperature: 10 to 12ºC.

Alcoholic content: 13% by volume
Total acidity: 6,7 gr/l (in tartario)
Residual sugar: 2,9gr/l

Bottle capacity: 150cl.(Magnum), 75cl, 50cl
Supplied in: Cases of 6/12 bottles 

Elaborated and bottled by:
Maior de Mendoza, S.L.
Rúa de Xiabre, 58 - Trabanca Sardiñeira - Carril
36600 Vilagarcía de Arousa (Pontevedra)
Tel.: 00 34 986 508 896 - Fax 00 34 986 507 924