Morgadio

Morgadío Albariño – 2022

Region: Spain - Galicia

Morgadio

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 de Tea subarea of D.O. Rias Baixas.

  • Altitude: 165 – 650 feet
  • Vine Age: Over 40 years
  • Soils: Granitic sand
  • Vine Training System: Emparrado – traditional horizontal arbor training system
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Grapes crushed within 30 minutes of picking
  • Fermented in temperature controlled 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.

Elegant and mineral nose with freshly cut pineapple with some stones and peaches. Saline and dry on the palate with a round, medium body and fresh acidity. A pure, textural and gastronomic Albariño.

Wine Summary

100% Albarino; alcohol: 13%; vineyards in Crecente, the Condado de Tea subarea of Rias Baixas; over 40 year old vines planted between 165 – 650 feet in granitic sandy soil; hand harvested; grapes crushed within 30 minutes of harvesting; fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged on lees 2 months; bottle aged at least 3 months; vegan friendly.

Technical Information
  • 100% Albariño
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 6.9 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Vegan Friendly

Reviews

91 Points

Floral, mineral, and wet stone aromas. Pear and apple, round and crisp with lovely depth and length. An elegant and approachable Albariño. 2023 – 2026

Decanter, October, 2023

91 Points

This wine offers aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest and chopped parsley. Flavors of peach and apricot are joined by brilliant acidity and notes of dried thyme and vanilla and a touch of honeysuckle that sticks around for a bit.

Wine Enthusiast, June, 2024

General Info

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION D.O. Rías Baixas
APPELLATION Condado do Tea
PROPRIETORS  Múndez family of Orense
FOUNDED 1984
WINEMAKER Pablo Estévez
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 15,000 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Chemical free vineyards are maintained using a grass mantle. All measures are takien to preserve the indigenous flora and fauna.