Bodegas y Vinedos Rodrigo Mendez Cies Albarino 2022  Front Label
Bodegas y Vinedos Rodrigo Mendez Cies Albarino 2022  Front LabelBodegas y Vinedos Rodrigo Mendez Cies Albarino 2022  Front Bottle Shot

Bodegas y Vinedos Rodrigo Mendez Cies Albarino 2022

    750ML / 12.5% ABV
    Other Vintages
    • RP95
    • RP93
    All Vintages
    Out of Stock (was $43.99)
    0
    Limit Reached
    Alert me about new vintages and availability
    MyWine Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me about new vintages and availability
    Ships Tomorrow
    Limit 0 per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Have you tried this? Rate it now
    (256 characters remaining)

    0.0 0 Ratings
    750ML / 12.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    'Cies' is the name of an island in Rias Baixas, and this bottling of 100% Albarino pays hommage to is. The vines grow within the Salnes subzone and were planted between 1954 and 1964 upon sandy, granite soils. 

    Cies shows clean acidity and a strong mineral character that together are a perfect match for shellfish, seafood and lighter salads. The length and acidity of this wine make it an excellent candidate for aging in the cellar.

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages
    Image for Rias Baixas Wine Spain content section
    View all products

    Named after the rías, or estuarine inlets, that flow as far as 20 miles inland, Rías Baixas is an Atlantic coastal region with a cool and wet maritime climate. The entire region claims soil based on granite bedrock, but the inlets create five subregions of slightly different growing environments for its prized white grape, Albariño.

    Val do Salnés on the west coast is said to be the birthplace of Albariño; it is the coolest and wettest of all of the regions. Having been named as the original subregion, today it has the most area under vine and largest number of wineries.

    Ribeira do Ulla in the north and inland along the Ulla River is the newest to be included. It is actually the birthplace of the Padrón pepper!

    Soutomaior is the smallest region and is tucked up in the hills at the end of the inlet called Ria de Vigo. Its soils are light and sandy over granite.

    O Rosal and Condado do Tea are the farthest south in Rías Baixas and their vineyards actually cover the northern slopes of the Miño River, facing the Vinho Verde region in Portugal on its southern bank.

    Albariño gives this region its fame and covers 90% of the area under vine. Caiño blanco, Treixadura and Loureira as well as occasionally Torrontés and Godello are permitted in small amounts in blends with Albariño. Red grapes are not very popular but Mencía, Espadeiro and Caiño Tinto are permitted and grown.

    Image for Albariño content section
    View all products

    Bright and aromatic with distinctive floral and fruity characteristics, Albariño has enjoyed a surge in popularity and an increase in plantings over the last couple of decades. Thick skins allow it to withstand the humid conditions of its homeland, Rías Baixas, Spain, free of malady, and produce a weighty but fresh white. Somm Secret—Albariño claims dual citizenship in Spain and Portugal. Under the name Alvarinho, it thrives in Portugal’s northwestern Vinho Verde region, which predictably, borders part of Spain’s Rías Baixas.

    ONYPFOCIES75_22_2022 Item# 1296090

    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

    It's easy to make the switch.
    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

    Yes, Update Now

    Search for ""

    Processing Your Order...