Mar de Vinas Albarino

"complex and deliciously refreshing albariño. The wine is built on tense acidity that firms the texture and drives the mineral notes through the end." —
Patricio Tapia, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Appellation
Rias Baixas D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Albariño from estate grown fruit average 30-years-old vines
Altitude/Soil
40 meters / decomposed granitic sandy loam
Farming Methods
Traditional methods, Vegan
Harvest
All fruit was hand harvested and sorted prior to whole cluster pressing in pneumatic press
Production
Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at low temperature
Aging
Aged 3 months with fine lees in stainless steel tank
Suggested Retail Price
$22
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2017
90 (VM) 90 (IWR) 90 (VfC) 88 (WE)
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90 Vinous Media Bright yellow. Mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruits on the vibrant, spice-tinged nose. Silky and open-knit, offering juicy Meyer lemon and pear flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Shows very good energy and a hint of fennel on a long, spicy finish that leaves a succulent pear nectar note behind.
Drink 2019-2022
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
90 International Wine Report Crisp and clean, this outstanding and bright Albariño starts off with a whiff of honeydew melon with lemon zest and kumquat. The palate has wonderful effervescence with bright pear, honeydew melon and starfruit flavors that sit alongside a lovely effervescence.
June 2018
90 View from the Cellar The Albariño “Mar de Viñas” from Adegas Gran Vinum is one of their entry level wines and it is very well made for its price point. The 2017 version is bright and classy on the nose, offering up a vibrant blend of lime, tart pear, a touch of menthol, lovely minerality and a bit of ocean breeze in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and focused, with zesty acids, a good core of fruit, fine mineral drive and a long, balanced and complex finish. This is very good Albariño! 2019-2030.
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
88 Wine Enthusiast Prickly lemon and pineapple aromas come with modest minerality. This is zesty on the palate, with some body. Stone-fruit flavors of peach and nectarine finish full and healthy. This is a nice but basic Albariño to drink now.
November 2018
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2018
90 (I-WR)
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90 International Wine Review An Albariño with rich and concentrated flavors of citrus and melon. Very dry and mineral-like with floral and earthy notes. Beautifully focused. Sourced from purchased and estate fruit of 10-40 year old vines.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2019
92 (WRO) 89 (WB)
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92 Wine Review Online I’d bet my house that if you tasted this without me having tipped you off, you’d never guess this is a producer’s “second wine.” And if that were indeed to happen, nobody could blame you for failing to guess that, as this is better than most Albariño producers’ flagship bottling. It shows lovely aromas recalling white blossoms that aren’t too perfumed, followed by juicy, utterly delicious flavors recalling white peaches and melons, with a squeeze of lemon to lend focus and edge. The flavors are underlain by light touch of saline minerality, which rides though the persistent, proportional finish.
Michael Franz - July 2020
89 Washington Wine Blog Sourced from the Val do Salnes in Rias Baixas, this delivers good freshness with straightforward kiwi, lime zest and cantaloupe flavors alongside a good degree of tension. Enjoy in its youth. Drink 2020-2023.
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS - July 2020
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2020
91 (VM) 90+ (VfC)
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91 Vinous Media Diaphanous yellow. Fresh lime, pear and a hint of honeydew on the fragrant nose, complemented by suggestions of chalky minerals and quinine. Nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show sharp delineation and minerally back-end cut. Finishes long and precise, with repeating florality and a suggestion of bitter citrus pith. 2021 – 2024.
Josh Raynolds – June 17, 2021 Atlantic Spain: It’s Always About the Weather…
90+ View from the Cellar The 2020 Albarino “Mar de Vinas” from Adegas Gran Vinum is a lovely bottle. The nose offers up an aromatic constellation of lemon, green apple, salty minerality, a bit of ocean breeze and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with an impressive core of fruit, lovely mineral undertow, zesty acids and a long, poised and vibrant finish. This is very good Albarino, which really deserves a natural cork closure! 2021-2026+.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2021
92 (WRO) 91 (OB)
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92 Wine Review Online Adegas Gran Vinum’s “Mar de Viñas” release from the 2021 vintage is terrific and an excellent value as well. This is sourced from the Val do Salnés sub-region of Rias Baixas, and displays fruit that is both generous and open, but also layered and showing emerging complexities even at this very tender age. A streak of saline minerality lends added interest to the classic Albariño fruit profile of stone fruit with citrus edging, and the finish is admirably pure and persistent. Wicked good wine — and deal.
Michael Franz – February 15, 2022
91 OwenBargreen.com Very focused and finesse-driven, this Albarino was sourced from 30 year old vines. Starfruit and almandine notes combine with shades of cut grass on the palate. Lithe and polished, enjoy over the next few years. Drink 2022-2026.
Owen Bargreen - July 20, 2022
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2022
92 (WRO) 91 (WE) 91 (OB) 89 (VfC)
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92 Wine Review Online One of several releases each year from different plots utilized by Bodegas Gran Vinum, the Mar de Viñas Albariño is terrific from the 2022 vintage. The key to its excellence is a combination of generous palate weight with vibrant flavors energized by excellent acidity and a touch of saline minerality. Although a new vintage of this wine will presumably become available next spring, don’t wait for that on the assumption that this wine is tiring out. It is definitely not, and my guess is that it still hasn’t reached its apex. And as an aside, this would be a great white choice for Thanksgiving feast.
Michael Franz Nov 14, 2023
91 Wine Enthusiast Adegas Gran Vinum 2022 Mar de Viñas (Rías Baixas). Almost clear to the eye, this wine has aromas of peach and jasmine. Peach continues on to the tastebuds and is joined by notes of Bartlett pear, rose petal and a touch of mint tea. It is bright on the palate from first sip to vivid finish. Grapes of Spain.
MIke DeSimone, Issue June/ July 2024
91 OwenBargreen.com 2022 Mar de Vinas Albarino- The fresh and lively 2022 Mar de Vinas Albarino comes from 30 year old vines. The wine comes off beautifully textured, with good freshness and concentration. Layers of salted gooseberry and green apple combine with grassy and nutty undertones on the palate. This is seriously good value. Drink 2023-2028.
Owen Bargreen - October, 2023
89 View from the Cellar The Mar de Viñas bottling from Gran Vinum is made from thirty year-old vines. It is fermented in stainless steel and given two months of aging on its fine lees. The 2022 Mar de Viñas offers up a bright and complex nose of lemon, tart pear, ocean breeze, granitic soil tones and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish, complex and zesty, with lovely focus and grip, a nice spine of acidity and good length and grip on the wide open finish. Good juice and a fine value. 2023-2030+.
John Gilman - Issue #103 January/February 2023.
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Mar de Vinas Albarino 2023
90 (VfC)
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90 View from the Cellar The 2023 Mar de Viñas bottling from Gran Vinum is a lovely wine made from thirty year- old vines. The bouquet is bright and complex, hopping from the glass in a mix of lime, menthol, wet stone minerality, lemongrass and a topnote of fleur de sel. On the palate the wine is fullish, zesty and complex, with a good core of fruit, fine mineral undertow and grip, a lovely spine of acidity and a long, well balanced finish. This is very tasty juice. 2024-2032+.
John Gilman; Issue 109, January – February 2024
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