The grapes for this wine come from three different estate vineyards and from contracted fruit grown in the Val do Salnes sub-region of Rias Baixas. Cool maceration with skins overnight at low temperature and then only moderate pressure is used to obtain the more aromatic portion of the must. Fermented in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Bottled in March 2008.
92pts Vinous Media – 2020 vintage
Vivid, green-tinged straw. Fresh citrus and orchard fruit scents, along with chalky mineral and ginger overtones. Conveys a suave blend of concentration and energy to the juicy Meyer lemon, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors. A hint of tarragon emerges with air and lingers on the very long, lively, focused finish. All stainless steel. 2021 – 2025
Josh Raynolds – June 17, 2021 Atlantic Spain: It’s Always About the Weather…
91pts Wine & Spirits Magazine– 2020 vintage
Pale tangelo yellow in its flavors, this is a salty, yeasty white that packs cool fruit into a brisk citrus finish. Pour it with oysters or clams on the half shell.
Joshua Greene – August 2021
90+pts View from the Cellar – 2020 vintage
The Esencia Diviña bottling of Albariño from Gran Vinum is made from fifty year-old vines, grown on granitic and sandy loam soils. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and given three months of aging on its fine lees. The 2020 offers up a fine nose of fresh-squeezed lime, pear, spring flowers, salty soil tones and a touch of beeswax in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, bouncy and full-bodied, with a good core and soil signature, zesty acids and a long, succulent and complex finish. This bottling is made for immediate gratification and the 2020 version is delicious right out of the blocks. Lovely Albariño! 2021-2027.
John Gilman; Issue #92 – March/April 2021