Mar de Viñas Albariño

"complex and deliciously refreshing albariño. The wine is built on tense acidity that firms the texture and drives the mineral notes through the end." —
Patricio Tapia, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Rias Baixas D.O.
100% Albariño
40 meters / decomposed granitic sandy loam
Farming Methods
Traditional methods, Vegan
Hand harvested fruit, hand sorted at the winery prior to processing
Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at low temperature
Aged 3 months with fine lees in stainless steel tank
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Mar de Viñas Albariño 2017
90 (VM) 90 (IWR) 90 (VfC) 88 (WE)
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90 Vinous Media Bright yellow. Mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruits on the vibrant, spice-tinged nose. Silky and open-knit, offering juicy Meyer lemon and pear flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Shows very good energy and a hint of fennel on a long, spicy finish that leaves a succulent pear nectar note behind.
Drink 2019-2022
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
90 International Wine Report Crisp and clean, this outstanding and bright Albariño starts off with a whiff of honeydew melon with lemon zest and kumquat. The palate has wonderful effervescence with bright pear, honeydew melon and starfruit flavors that sit alongside a lovely effervescence.
June 2018
90 View from the Cellar The Albariño “Mar de Viñas” from Adegas Gran Vinum is one of their entry level wines and it is very well made for its price point. The 2017 version is bright and classy on the nose, offering up a vibrant blend of lime, tart pear, a touch of menthol, lovely minerality and a bit of ocean breeze in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and focused, with zesty acids, a good core of fruit, fine mineral drive and a long, balanced and complex finish. This is very good Albariño! 2019-2030.
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
88 The Wine Enthusiast Prickly lemon and pineapple aromas come with modest minerality. This is zesty on the palate, with some body. Stone-fruit flavors of peach and nectarine finish full and healthy. This is a nice but basic Albariño to drink now.
November 2018
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Mar de Viñas Albariño 2018
90 (I-WR)
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90 International Wine Review An Albariño with rich and concentrated flavors of citrus and melon. Very dry and mineral-like with floral and earthy notes. Beautifully focused. Sourced from purchased and estate fruit of 10-40 year old vines.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
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Mar de Viñas Albariño 2019
92 (WRO) 89 (WB)
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92 Wine Review Online I’d bet my house that if you tasted this without me having tipped you off, you’d never guess this is a producer’s “second wine.” And if that were indeed to happen, nobody could blame you for failing to guess that, as this is better than most Albariño producers’ flagship bottling. It shows lovely aromas recalling white blossoms that aren’t too perfumed, followed by juicy, utterly delicious flavors recalling white peaches and melons, with a squeeze of lemon to lend focus and edge. The flavors are underlain by light touch of saline minerality, which rides though the persistent, proportional finish.
Michael Franz - July 2020
89 Washington Wine Blog Sourced from the Val do Salnes in Rias Baixas, this delivers good freshness with straightforward kiwi, lime zest and cantaloupe flavors alongside a good degree of tension. Enjoy in its youth. Drink 2020-2023.
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS - July 2020
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Mar de Viñas Albariño 2020
91 (VM) 90+ (VfC)
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91 Vinous Media Diaphanous yellow. Fresh lime, pear and a hint of honeydew on the fragrant nose, complemented by suggestions of chalky minerals and quinine. Nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show sharp delineation and minerally back-end cut. Finishes long and precise, with repeating florality and a suggestion of bitter citrus pith. 2021 – 2024.
Josh Raynolds – June 17, 2021 Atlantic Spain: It’s Always About the Weather…
90+ View from the Cellar The 2020 Albarino “Mar de Vinas” from Adegas Gran Vinum is a lovely bottle. The nose offers up an aromatic constellation of lemon, green apple, salty minerality, a bit of ocean breeze and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with an impressive core of fruit, lovely mineral undertow, zesty acids and a long, poised and vibrant finish. This is very good Albarino, which really deserves a natural cork closure! 2021-2026+.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
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