Pazo Señorans, Albariño, Selección de Añada, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2012
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.
This single vineyard wine comes from 4 ha vineyard and vines that are over 45 years old and planted around the Los Bancales region.
The Seleccion Añada is unique for an Albariño in that it is aged on its lees in small steel tanks for up to 36 months or so. This demonstrates above all the ageing potential of Albariño, and Señorans in particular, that we think no other producer can mimic. Aged in stainless steel on its lees for over 30 months.
No oak ageing
Straw yellow with green tints. Intense and very expressive. Immense volume and great body. A wine with great delicacy and goes against the grain in that it is ripe for lengthy storage.
Mushrooms, Chicken, Pasta and Asian Cuisine
Guia Peñin 2021 98 Points
Tim Atkin Rias Baixas Report 2022 96 Points
Anyone who still doubts Albariño's ability to age as well as top Riesling or Chenin Blanc should get hold of a bottle of this stunning release from Ana Quintela. Sourced from four hectares in the higher part of the estate, it's a white that still has the potential to evolve further in bottle. Lime, lemon and grapefruit flavours are complemented by granitic intensity, effortless concentration and a dry, palate-cleansing finish. 2024-35. 96 Points, TA, July 2022
6 x 75cl