Morgadío Albariño – 2021

Region: Spain - Galicia


In 1984 a farm named Morgadío in the Rías Baixas subdistrict of Condado do Tea near the aldea of Albeos was consolidated from multiple existing owners, and planting began. Vineyard area was gradually expanded to its current 148 acres. Within Rías Baixas there are three primary subdistricts: El Rosal and Val do Salnés on Galicia’s rainy Atlantic coast, and Condado do Tea inland on the north bank of the Miño River, a situation remarkably reminiscent of Germany’s Rheingau.

Condado’s gentle climate, southern exposure and soil of brilliantly reflective granite sand serve to maximize the Albariño’s concentration. Just in time for the 1988 harvest, Morgadío finished a state-of-the-art gravity-flow facility at the bottom of the vineyard amphitheater which includes pneumatic presses and isothermic stainless steel tanks. From the 1996 vintage, the Méndez family of Orense has increased investment in the bodega to maximize the quality of the grapes and wines.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in Crecente, in the Condado do Tea subarea of Rias Baixas.

  • Altitude: 165 – 650 feet
  • Exposure: South
  • Soils: Granitic sand
  • Vine Age: 35+ years
  • Vine Training System:  Emparrado – traditional horizontal arbor training system
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Grapes crushed within 30 minutes of picking
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged on lees for 2 months
  • Bottle aged at least 3 months
Winemaker's Notes

Morgadio comes from the word “morgado”: the group of possessions that were indivisibly handed down to the eldest son, the perpetuation of the family’s tradition.

A scented and mineral albarino with pretty nectarines, lemon grass and sea salt. The medium-bodied palate is bone-dry, super-fresh and sleek with a bright, mouthwatering finish. Delicious and gastronomic.

Wine Summary

100% Albarino; alcohol: 13%; 35 year old vineyards in Cresente, Condado do Tea subregion of Rias Baixas between 165 – 650 feet; granitic, sandy soils; vines trained in traditional horizontal arbor; hand harvested and pressed within 30 minutes; fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged on lees 3 months in tank; aged 3 months in bottle; vegan-friendly.

Technical Information
  • 100% Albariño
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 6.8 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Vegan friendly

General Info

REGION D.O. Rías Baixas
APPELLATION Condado do Tea
PROPRIETORS  Múndez family of Orense
WINEMAKER Pablo Estévez
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Chemical free vineyards are maintained using a grass mantle. All measures are takien to preserve the indigenous flora and fauna.