Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2018 (Rias Baixas, Spain)

Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2018
(Rias Baixas, Spain)


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About This Wine:

The influence of Marisol Bueno and Javier Mareque on the founding and development of the DO Rias-Baixas and its primary variety Albariño can be traced back to their purchase, in 1979, of an ancient 16th century country estate, its kiwi orchards and old-vine Albariño vineyards. Located in the town of Meis, within the sub-zone of Val do Salnes, Pazo Señorans lies in close proximity to the sea on acidic, sandy soils created by the natural decomposition of the granitic bedrock below. Early on they recognized the potential of Albariño and were instrumental in the creation of the DO just a decade after they arrived in Meis.

Vinification


Mostly grown on pergolas, their  Albariño, is hand harvested into small crates in September and quickly transported to the winery to be crushed and pressed. Separate vinifications are conducted by plot in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. To retain freshness, malolactic fermentation is blocked and the wine is allowed to age on its lees for at least four months with frequent bâtonnage. Bottled early each year following the harvest, it is an example of the fresh, crisp and vibrant style that has defied the region.

Tasting Notes

Bright straw yellow with greenish reflections. High intensity and marked varietal character. Friendly palate, without edges, with a well-defined volume until retronasal.

Ratings & Reviews



93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Vintage):
"The 2017 Albariñois a rich, medium to full-bodied white that has some serious oomph in its white flowers, stone fruits, and salty, marine-influenced aromas and flavors. Incredibly pure, perfectly balanced, and with a great texture, it's a naked, raw expression of Albariñothat readers should snatch up." - Jeb Dunnuck (4/3/2019)

90+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage):
"The regular 2017 Albariño is sold early with primary aromas and flavors and good structure that should allow it to age nicely in bottle. 2017 saw a very early harvest, low yields and concentrated wines. This was bottled without malolactic, after four to five months with the lees. This is young and fresh, clean and open, with aromas of white flowers and freshly cut grass complicated by hints of bay leaf. The palate is fresh and tasty, ending with a salty sensation. 265,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez (28th Feb 2019)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2017 Vintage):
"Peach, pear and quince flavors are accented by floral and briny notes in this generous white, with citrusy acidity keeping it focused and lively through the minerally finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,598 cases imported." - TM (Region Spain)