Amodíno – finis terrae. Amodiñop means fondly to indulge and finis terrae means the end of the earth. The wine is produced in exceptional terroirs in Rias Baixas.
Grapes: 100% Albariño, practice organic and Byodinamic, Salnés Valley old vineyards, Rias Baixas DO
Aging: Aging on its own fine lees, with monthly batonage in stainless steel tanks for 12 months. After that ages 3 months with the previous year lees, and 3 more months with the next year lees. After that will also spend at least 5 more months of ripening in the tank, being bottled at the end of the year, so 2 years after harvest.
Taste: Unctuous, dry, salty, balanced acidity, silky, very long, and complex.
Color: Straw yellow, intense, viscous in the glass.
CRITICS AND REVIEWS:
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, Aug ’19, gave 91 points to 2017 Amodiño.”Eladio Piñeiro has long history in Rias Baixas…This wine comes from his old vines in Salnés. It is aged in stainless steel vats for two years on fine lees and that long aging creates a richly autolytic wine; you might anticipate its deep golden color but not the supple saturation of the fruit, spilling out of the glass in lanquid notes of baked nectarine and apple. Serve it with meaty fish, or braised veal.”
-Vinous Media (Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool), Mar ’19 gave 93 points to 2015 Amodiño. “Limpid yellow. A wild, complex bouquet displays dried pear, beeswax, lemon pith and chamomile qualities. A mineral note builds steadily in the background. Stains the palate with intense, mineral-driven citrus and orchard fruit flavors that intertwine power and finesse with a sure hand. The mineral note drives an impressively long, chewy finish that leaves suggestions of candied hazelnut and bitter pear skin behind. The food-matching possibilities here are endless.”