Notes from De Maison:
"Mixtura is a new, avant-garde project by Gutier Seijo Otero, a Galicia native who gained extensive experience in his former position as winemaker at Dominio do Bibei in Ribeira Sacra. Gutier has been the mastermind behind many of the great vintages and advancements in modern Galician wine. His Mixtura, created in 2019, is the natural evolution of his ideals and vision.
Mixtura was born of an ideology built on the search and recovery of historical vineyards and their native varieties along the path of the ancient river valleys of northwestern Spain’s border with Portugal. Mixtura pays homage to the landscape, architectural, and cultural heritages of each region: Gutier’s homeland. The goal is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines, and the result places Mixtura among the most exciting and honest wines being produced in Spain today.
Mixtura 2019 is made with treixadura and albariño from three different plots, each exposed to different climates. The treixadura comes exclusively from the Ribeiro area.
Part of the albariño comes from a vineyard in Condado do Tea, the southernmost subzone of Rías Baixas, bordering Portugal. The other part of the albariño for the blend comes from Melgaço, a village and sub-zone of the Portuguese Vinho Verde D.O.
The result is a surprising wine with a nose of great intensity and character. It is rich in herbal and floral nuances that take us back to its origin, with ripe fruit, subtle spice notes, and saline, stony granite minerality. The finish is long, flavorsome and intense. The 2019 Mixtura is a grand, structured wine capable of developing in bottle for at least a decade."