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2017 Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The village white 2017 Viña Mein comes from different vineyards around the property, some ten of the 17 existing hectares. The vineyards are mostly east facing, the white on the bank of the Avia (the reds were traditionally planted on the opposite side). As with the other 2017s, there's less fruit and more soil, more precision and seriousness, picking the Treixadura early to get more finesse rather than volume and riper notes. It's mostly Treixadura with some 20% other white grapes—Godello, Loureiro, Albariño and Torrontés—fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and kept with lees for some six to eight months. It's 12% alcohol, with some white fruit and floral notes and good tension in the palate. This is very young and undeveloped and will surely be better with a little more time in bottle. - Luis GUTIERREZ"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 241, February 28th 2019), 92 pts

2017 Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco - 94 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"In 1988, Javier Alén was part of the first generation to explore Ribeira’s lost fame, replanting 40 acres of vines in the hills above the Avia River to local varieties. In 2013, he hired Dani Landi and Fernando García to take charge of the vineyards and winemaking. Best known for Comando G, their old-vine garnacha from the hills above Madrid, they brought their interest in organic farming and soon transformed Alén’s vineyards and winery to produce wines like this blend, focused on treixadura (70 percent), with godello, albariño, loureira, torrontés and lado. It’s rare to find a $26 white wine—from anywhere—with this kind of subtle energy and engaging complexity. The wine is immediately delicious, offering a pale tropical-fruit flavor, as creamy-rich as cherimoya, but completely white. That flavor feels misty and sunny, lasting on open-ended lusciousness. It’s either the texture or the flavor that will keep you wanting more. Get some."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2020), 94 pts

2018 Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Light, bright yellow. Mineral-accented tangerine, melon, pear and jasmine aromas; a hint of smoky minerality gains strength with air. Sharply delineated citrus fruit, pear skin and bitter quinine flavors are complemented by a deeper suggestion of honey. Shows impressive energy and minerally cut on the finish, which hangs on with strong, orchard-fruit-driven persistence. - Josh RAYNOLDS"

- Vinous (June 2021), 93 pts

2019 Vina Mein O Gran Mein Ribeiro Blanco - 93 PTS - WA

wa92"The grand vin 2019 O Gran Mein is a blend of different varieties and vineyards that represents the best they have in white, fermenting each variety by plot, which gives them a lot of lots to make a blend. The idea is to achieve something that is complex but delicate rather than intense. It achieved 13% alcohol while it kept a pH of 3.34 and 6.29 grams of acidity, blending wines that fermented in stainless steel, concrete, foudre and 600-liter barrel and matured in tank for 14 months. It has aromatic complexity and depth and is elegant and nuanced, with herbal, balsamic and spicy aromas and the inland, river character. The palate is really balanced, and the mouthfeel is terribly stony, with a drying finish. Here they are again looking for potential to create this blend; they talk about wines for 30 years, guided by the first vintages in the 1990s. 25,000 bottles, 3,000 magnums and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in December 2020.. - Luis GUTIERREZ"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 259, February 28th 2022), 93 pts