2018 Pazo de Senorans Albarino

Year: 2018
Appellation: Rias Baixas
Country: Spain
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$19.95

Winery Notes:
Records that have been found testify that the PAZO SEÑORÁNS dates back to the 16th century, and that over time, its century-old walls have been silent witnesses to all kinds of events and intrigues. Now converted into a winery and event center, the mansion is a magnificent example of those ancestral Galician houses built in the countryside with all the charm and stateliness of bygone eras.

Marisol Bueno and Javier Mareque bought this estate in 1979, which already had vineyards planted with the Albariño grape variety.

The Pazo Señorans estate covers 14 hectares, of which 8.5 are planted with vines, all of them the Albariño variety, in siliceous, granitic and decomposed soils. Marisol Bueno is the true pioneer and force of this young appellation. Through her work, the DO was created in 1988, quality thresholds were introduced, and the region began to receive wider worldwide recognition. Today, the property is one of the few remaining family owned estates, and remains quite small in order to maintain a rigorous level of quality. About one third of this wine is sourced from estate vineyards while the remaining comes from almost 200 growers - all of which have worked with the estate for at least 20 years and take tremendous pride in their grapes. Growers bring sample bunches to the winery to be analyzed by the winemaker, Ana Quintela Suárez. Upon her determination, the grapes are subsequently harvested in small cases and, almost always, by women.

Tasting Notes:
A superb straw-color with green shades, this wine shows floral aromas and ripe fruit with hints of apple and grapefruit on the nose. Round and well-balanced with great length and a lingering finish, this wine is ready to drink now or in months to come.