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2017 Vinos Atlantico & Rodrigo Mendez "Muti" Albariño Rias Baixas

SKU #1484558 93 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark Rodrigo Mendez of Forjas del Salnés collaborates on this wine with Patrick Mata and Alberto Orte, cofounders of Olé Imports. They make it from three vineyards, one parcel dating to 1912, the others to the early 1970s. Two-thirds of the wine aged for a year in 1,000-liter foudres and the rest remained in stainless steel. Blended together, the combination creates bass notes of toasty richness and fleshy quince and kumquat flavors. Above that, there’s a floral buzz that takes it from fresh to mouthwatering as it rises and crashes in waves of taste—in a taste of the sea, like the nectar of a scallop or an oyster. But unlike either of those two creatures, this will take well to aging, its mineral complexity and depth of fruit lasting in harmony Inner quote mark (8/2020)

K&L Notes

Muti Albariño was conceived as a tribute to Patrick Mata’s mother Christiane, with whom he spoke German at home – “Muti” means “Mom” in German. Made by Rodrigo Mendez and Patrick’s lifelong friend and co-founder of Olé, Alberto Orte, Muti is a classic expression of Salnes Albarino. Muti is sourced from three different sites. The first vineyard was planted in 1912, with granite soil, located in the town of Palina, just 30 meters (100 feet) from the Atlantic Ocean. The other vineyards were planted in 1972, located in the towns of Meaño and Dena. All in all, this classic Albarino showcases the classic terroir of Rías Baixas, with intensely maritime character, framed by salinity, flinty minerality and mouthwatering acidity.

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