Esencia Divina Albariño

"Shows real tension and nervy cut on the finish, which hangs on with excellent, mineral-driven persistence." —
Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
Appellation
Rias Baixas D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Albariño, from 50-year-old, estate-grown vines
Altitude/Soil
10 meters / decomposed granitic sandy loam
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Harvest
Hand harvested in mid-late September, fruit was then hand sorted at the winery prior to processing
Production
Grapes were cold macerated with skins for 8 hours prior to pressing, fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperature
Aging
Aged 3 months with fine lees in stainless steel tank
Suggested Retail Price
$23
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Esencia Divina Albariño 2016
91 (VfC) 91 (W&S) 90 (WE) 89 (WS)
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91 View from the Cellar The Albariño “Esencia Diviña” from Adegas Gran Vinum is a very pretty wine that is aged three months on its fine lees prior to bottling. The 2016 offers up a bright and inviting bouquet of pear, lime blossoms, salty minerality, a nice touch of gentle leesiness and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and racy, with an excellent core of fruit, fine focus and grip and an impressively long, vibrant finish. This has real depth and backend energy! Fine juice. 2018-2025.
Issue #75 – May/June 2018
91 Wine & Spirits Magazine Clean and crystalline, precise in its expression of Albariño grown in the granite soils of Rias Baixas, this is filled with tart lime and orange flavors. It’s light, energetic, and firm, balanced by a soft touch of sweet pear in the finish. A great choice for mussels and fries.
Best Buy - August 2018 Issue
90 The Wine Enthusiast Minerally aromas are balanced by light, elegant fruit scents akin to applesauce and pear. This feels refined on a palate that's only slightly pulpy. A fruit-bowl's worth of stylish citrus and apple flavors are lasting on the finish. Drink now.
April 2018
89 Wine Spectator This white is both firm and rich, with mango and guava flavors supported by lime and quinine notes. Bright, tangy acidity leaves a clean finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made.
Sept 30, 2018
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Esencia Divina Albariño 2017
91 (WE)
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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
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