Esencia Divina Albariño

"Shows real tension and nervy cut on the finish, which hangs on with excellent, mineral-driven persistence." —
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Rias Baixas D.O.
100% Albariño, from 50-year-old, estate-grown vines
10 meters / decomposed granitic sandy loam
Farming Methods
Traditional methods, Vegan
Hand harvested in mid-late September, fruit was then hand sorted at the winery prior to processing
Grapes were cold macerated with skins for 8 hours prior to pressing, fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperature
Aged 3 months with fine lees in stainless steel tank
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Esencia Divina Albariño 2017
92 (VM) 91 (WE) 91 (VfC)
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92 Vinous Media Light, bright gold. Fresh and incisive on the nose, displaying intense orchard and pit fruit scents and a tangy suggestion of lemon zest. Chewy and taut in the mouth, offering bitter lemon and pear skin flavors and a bracing mineral flourish. Finishes long and precise, with recurring citrus fruit character and lingering mineral and floral notes.
Drink 2019-2023
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
91 The Wine Enthusiast Orange and blanched almond aromas are light and lucid on the nose. This is citrusy and ripe on the palate but not heavy. Citrus and melon flavors are a touch leesy, while this is steady and well-balanced fresh, rounded finish.
#84 - Top 100 Wines of 2018
91 View from the Cellar The 2017 Albariño “Essencia Diviña” from Adegas Gran Vinum is happily sealed under natural cork and is a step up in terms of precision and roundness. The bouquet is bright and classy, wafting from the glass in a blend of tart orange, lime blossoms, ocean breeze, lovely minerality, dried flowers and a hint of gentle leesiness. On the palate the wine is vibrant, fullish and beautifully detailed, with a good core of fruit, zesty acids and lovely focus and grip on the long, complex and gently briny finish. This is first class Albariño! 2019-2030+.
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
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Esencia Divina Albariño 2018
92 (I-WR) 91 (W&S)
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92 International Wine Review The 2018 Essencia Divina Albariño is a 100% Albariño crafted from estate grown fruit. Made from only free run juice, it is rich tasting with great intensity of flavor and mouth filling with a silky texture. Aged 3 months in tank on the lees, it reveals a chalky mineral character with medium acidity. Still young and will evolve to greater heights.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
91 Wine & Spirits Magazine This wine's zesty, granitic acidity and cool, smoky orange scents conjure a range of foods. Tina Vaughn of NYC's The Simone suggested "raw fish, or a terrine of whitefish, or mackerel poached in wine. Crab or scallops would love it. Or softshell crab with capers, lemon and brown butter."
"Year's Best Galician Wines" - August 2019
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