Viña Mein Press

From The Wine Advocate

88 Points
2011 Vina Mein Vina Mein Fermentado en Barrica
Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate 209

The 2011 Vina Mein Fermentado en Barrica is barrel-fermented in semi-new 500-liter French oak barrels and aged in contact with its lees for six months. Right now it’s showing a quite toasty profile, with creamy notes, baked apples, honey and caramel, even cedar box, toast, orange rind, and a chalky touch. The palate is round and full, quite creamy, but could be livelier perhaps with a little bit more acidity and/or with less tannin. Give it some time to digest the oak. Drink 2014-2016.

Vina Mein was created in 1989 and is one of the leading producers in Ribeiro. They also own a beautiful rural hotel, which is highly recommended. They only work with traditional grape varieties and make white wine. They own 18 hectares in the Leiro zone in the banks of the Avia River, in the villages of San Clodio and Gomariz. They produce a total of 130,000 bottles.

From the International Wine Cellar

91 Points
2012 Finca Vina Mein Ribeiro
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds

($19) Light yellow.  Fragrant scents of poached pear, melon and orange zest, with a chalky mineral overtone.  Fresh orchard fruit and honeydew flavors are enlivened by zesty citrus peel and ginger qualities and pick up a hint of quinine with air.  This focused, clean wine finishes with excellent cut and length.

90 Points
2012 Finca Vina Mein Mein Fermentado en Barrica Ribeiro
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds

($26) Green-tinged yellow.  High-pitched aromas of citrus pith and pear, with a floral overtone.  Dry and precise on the palate, offering intense lemon and quince flavors that become fleshier and sweeter with air.  A fennel note comes up on the finish, which clings with very good tenacity.  I prefer the nerviness and bite of the regular bottling of this wine today but can see this being the best choice for richer, assertively seasoned food.

90 points
2011 Finca Vina Mein Ribeiro
International Wine Cellar, #164, Sept./Oct. 2012 - Josh Raynolds

($19) (80% treixadura, with godello, loureira, torrontes, albarino and lado):  Pale yellow.  Intense, mineral-accented aromas of tangerine, melon and white flowers.  Pliant, palate-coating citrus fruit and honeydew flavors show good depth and a bracing note of ginger.  Rich but lively, with strong finishing punch and spicy persistence.