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Vina Mein D.O Ribeiro 2015


Recommendation: A big step up from “run-of-the-mill” Spanish white wine.

Winery/Producer: Javier Alén; Bodegas Viña Meín; Leiro (Ourense), Spain.

Grape Variety: 70% Treixadura, 15% Godello, and 15% blend of Loureira, Albariño, Torrontés and Caiño

Geographic Region, Appellation: Ribeiro, Spain.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $18.90 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Garden salad with black beans and oil and lemon dressing; Brie on sourdough bread.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, light wheat straw color. Very fresh smell with citrus aromas. Crisp, tart, dry, light-bodied mouth-feel; powerful lemon, ripe melon and tart apple taste that had strong under tones of quinine water that carried through the long finish. Pungent acidity that went very well with the lemon dressing on the salad. No milk-toast here, this was aromatic, zestful, lively Spanish wine. A big step up from “run-of-the-mill” Spanish white wine.

    She said: Slightly effervescent, light straw color, irregularly space legs. Crisp citrus aroma with a clean refreshing mouth feel and light body with distinct acidity. The mid-palate flavors blossomed with the citrus and lemon flavor that complemented the cheese. The finish was light, fresh and flavorful. The richness of the acidity alone was not unique but it was a very excellent Spanish white wine and a good value at $18.90.

Harvest time at the Vina Mein vineyard.

Comments: Learn more about Javier Alén and the Vina Mein wines.

Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 6 64841 00080 5

Imported by: De Maison Selections; Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Photo from De Maison Selections.