Pazo Señorans, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2021
It’s hard to believe Pazo de Señorans have been making wine for a mere 28 years given that they are now considered one of the finest producers in Spain.
Anna, the winemaker, is fastidious in her approach, which could not be more pared back or simple. Having worked with the same growers over many years, there are no secrets to the success, it is all about the quality of the fruit.
Trained on a Pergola system. Manual picking in small 14kg plastic cases. Fruit comes from their own 29 ha of vineyard and around 160 Growers and 500 specially selected micro parcels, each being inspected rigorously and samples regularly taken from each parcel. The use of so many growers adds the complexity to the wine that Pazo Señorans are known for.
Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at 18°C and matured for 4 months on the lees.
No oak ageing
Aromas of nectarine, fresh figs, orange zest and white flowers. Dry, citrus flavours and a mineral-driven finish, which expands and deepens on the tail end. Offering a satisfying balance of power and finesse.
Sea Food, Sushi, Mushrooms
Tim Atkin Rias Baixas Report 2022 93 Points
This is the regular release from Pazo de Barrantes, recognised all over the world as one of Rías Baixas' signature whites. Fermented with 5% malolactic in racy 2021, with five months on lees for texture, it's a perfumed, floral, beautifully balanced Albariño with pear, greengage and waxed lemon flavours and impressive dry extract. 2022-26. 93 Points, TA, July 2022.
12 x 75cl