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Quinta da Muradella Monterrei Gorvia Blanco 2018

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Quinta da Muradella Monterrei Gorvia Blanco 2018
Producer Quinta da Muradella
Region, Country Monterrei, Spain
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 20425-750

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. 


Gorvia Blanco is produced almost 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 2018

Reviews

"Vintages don't necessarily follow in chronological order here, so from the 2014 I tasted last year (which is just being released now!), we jump to the 2018 Gorvia Blanco. This plot had normal yields in 2018, as the development was quite early and the fruit setting was before the problems showed up. This is the first year that has a little Godello, as Mateo replaced the dead vines and regrafted some rows with Godello, so it has a very small percentage (perhaps 5%). This is sharp, austere, mineral and incredibly young, and it finishes with a clean, sharp and precise salty note. This follows the textural direction of the Fisterra, or the wine he bottled for Matador. This should develop in bottle for a long time. He thinks 2014 is starting to show well now, almost six years after the harvest. I think this wine can be enjoyed young, but it will improve and develop a lot in bottle."
95 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

"Vintages don't necessarily follow in chronological order here, so from the 2014 I tasted last year (which is just being released now!), we jump to the 2018 Gorvia Blanco. This plot had normal yields in 2018, as the development was quite early and the fruit setting was before the problems showed up. This is the first year that has a little Godello, as Mateo replaced the dead vines and regrafted some rows with Godello, so it has a very small percentage (perhaps 5%). This is sharp, austere, mineral and incredibly young, and it finishes with a clean, sharp and precise salty note. This follows the textural direction of the Fisterra, or the wine he bottled for Matador. This should develop in bottle for a long time. He thinks 2014 is starting to show well now, almost six years after the harvest. I think this wine can be enjoyed young, but it will improve and develop a lot in bottle."
95 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

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