Quinta da Muradella Monterrei Gorvia Blanco 2013

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Quinta da Muradella Monterrei Gorvia Blanco 2013
Producer Quinta da Muradella
Region, Country Monterrei, Spain
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 15604-750

Plying his trade in the remote and vinously obscure Monterrei DO hasn't stopped Jose-Luis Mateo emerging as one of northwest Spain's more revered growers. Mateo crafts a plethora of wines from a dizzying collection of old, dry-grown parcels. His Gorvia bottlings are unique and offer the kind of depth and minerality that gives the best of France a run for its money. Mateo releases both a red and a white from this vineyard, a 1.2-hectare site in near Monterrei Castle in the northwestern Pazo de Monterrei subzone. He took over the site about 27 years ago and has since replanted some varieties with massale cuttings from the ancient A Trabe mountain vineyard. Farmed using biodynamic principles, the site sits on a slope of slate/schist soils (with a lot of iron in the mix) at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. It’s a singular vineyard which begets one of Spain’s most distinctive whites. 


While the Tinto is a blend of several varieties, the Gorvia Blanco is produced entirely from Doña Blanca. Fermented in mature 1500-litre oak foudres (one-third on skins) then aged in barrel with partial malolactic fermentation for 11 months before bottling, the wine later spends two winters in stainless steel.

Quinta da Muradella Monterrei Gorvia Blanco 2013

Reviews

“Limpid, yellow-gold. A highly complex, mineral-laced bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, chalky minerals, sweet butter and white flowers. A hint of anise emerges with air. Shows noteworthy depth and sharp delineation in the mouth, offering vibrant orange zest, pear nectar, buttered toast and succulent herb flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Powerful, yet graceful in character, displaying superb focus and mineral thrust on an impressively long finish that features lingering floral and orchard fruit flourishes.”
94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous
“The white 2013 Gorvia was bottled in December 2016 and is the current vintage in the market. This bottling is sourced from the first vineyard José Luis Mateo planted 27 years ago on very white, degraded slate soils. This is one of his warmest vineyards, and he needs to be careful and harvest early. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a 1,500-liter oak foudre, where it was kept for 11 months, and then transferred to stainless steel, where it had a further élevage of two years. He does a long aging, trying to get more complexity and trying to get the soil character and have something less fruity. There is little fruit here, and as all whites, is very mineral, balanced and harmonious, with minerality and a salty finish. 2,000 bottles produced.”
93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“Limpid, yellow-gold. A highly complex, mineral-laced bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, chalky minerals, sweet butter and white flowers. A hint of anise emerges with air. Shows noteworthy depth and sharp delineation in the mouth, offering vibrant orange zest, pear nectar, buttered toast and succulent herb flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Powerful, yet graceful in character, displaying superb focus and mineral thrust on an impressively long finish that features lingering floral and orchard fruit flourishes.”
94 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous
“The white 2013 Gorvia was bottled in December 2016 and is the current vintage in the market. This bottling is sourced from the first vineyard José Luis Mateo planted 27 years ago on very white, degraded slate soils. This is one of his warmest vineyards, and he needs to be careful and harvest early. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a 1,500-liter oak foudre, where it was kept for 11 months, and then transferred to stainless steel, where it had a further élevage of two years. He does a long aging, trying to get more complexity and trying to get the soil character and have something less fruity. There is little fruit here, and as all whites, is very mineral, balanced and harmonious, with minerality and a salty finish. 2,000 bottles produced.”
93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

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