Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco
Vina Mein
Spain - Galicia - Ribeiro

The terraces on the slopes and plots of the Avia Valley, inheritan­ce of a millenary crop, are mostly planted on "sabrego", which is the local name used for the coarse sands of decomposed granite. This particularity, together with a microclimate marked by the combination of various exposures between west and east of eleven small plots spread over 16.3 hec­tares with different orientations, are the origin of Vina Mein.

A wine that expresses the exuberance of the Ribeiro landscape and its surroundings. The Viña Meín vineyard plots are a mosaic of pieces that make up an exceptional varietal richness, a unique wine and cultural heritage. Incredibly complex, this medium-bodied and energetic white offers fresh and delicate citrus, stone fruit and floral aromas. Lively, round and elegant on the palate with a crisp acidity that balances the fruits and structure.


Wine Type
75% Treixadura, 10% Godello, 5% Loureira, 5% Albariño, 3% Torrontés, 1% Lado and 1% Albilla
Age of vines
24 years old
Soil type
Granite with stones and gravels
Destemming, cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, pressing.
Ageing 2 months on fine lees, cold stabilization in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 12,5 %
Ph: 3,4,
SO2: 87 mg/l,
Residual sugar: 2,1 g/l
4,583 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2018 Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco - 93 PTS - VINOUS

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

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

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

2017 Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco - 92 PTS - WA

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

Producer Information: Vina Mein

Viña Mein is a family estate that was originated in the early 90's, when the Alén family acquired the Mein farm. Javier Alén manages the property with extremely care and ...
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