DESCRIPTION

Pazo Barrantes is undoubtedly one of the flagship wines of the Rías Baixas D.O. Its Albariño grape grows in the Pazo de Barrantes’ vineyards, a bucolic twelve hectares single vineyard that warrants plenty of aromatic complexity to the wine, thanks to the wide range of natural essences that pervade the landscape influencing the grape’s aromatic development. An Albariño of great personality, with a striking and fragrant varietal character and surprising bottle ageing potential. It charms the nose with intense floral, fruity and balsamic aromas and delights the mouth with its depth, elegance and freshness. Pazo Barrantes is a perfect blend of structure and silkiness, complexity and exuberance, longevity and immediate enjoinment.

WINE SHEET

Own vineyard: Our 12 hectare Pazo de Barrantes estate, surrounding the winery in the D.O. Rías Baixas, Galicia (Pontevedra. D. O. Rías Baixas).

Grape variety: 100% Albariño.

Manual harvest in boxes: From October the 5th to October the 11th.

Vinification: Once in the cellar, these grapes are first carefully de-stemmed and then gently pressed. This process helps extract the maximum aromatic potential from the grapes. The grape must is fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks for 30 days after decantation of the juice’s small inner particles. Fermentation takes place in absence of the grape skins. The albariño grape juice is left in contact with its lees for four months in the pursuit of texture and density. Afterwards Pazo Barrantes is aged in tank and bottle before release.

Time in Deposit: A minimum of 5 months in stainless steel deposits.

Time in bottle: A minimum of 2 months before release.

Pairing: It matches nicely with all kind of seafood and canned food (anchovies, mussels, cockles...), white fishes, soft cheeses and rice dishes, amongst others.

Consimtion Temperature: 12º-14ºC.

SCORES PAZO DE BARRANTES 2013

Proensa wine guide (spain): 96 points. “It offers an elegance that will improve after time in bottle. Fine fruity aromas, delicate and powerful. Fresh herbal , floral and balsamic nuances. Serious wine, dry and lively, very well balanced, savory, soft and franc in the nose” by A. Proensa.

Peñín wine guide (spain): 92 points. “(…) It offers elegance. Floral and scent aromas (…) In the palate it is very savory and suddenly, the beauty appears...”by J. Fernández Cuesta.

Abc newspaper wine guide (spain): 92 points. The Best Vintage ever, by J. F. Cuesta.

Anuario de vinos el país (spain): 91 points. Top Albariños of Spain.

International wine cellar (usa): 90 points. “Pale, green-tinged yellow. Intense, mineral-laced aromas of candied citrus fruits, quince and honeysuckle. Dry and precise, offering incisive lemon and bitter quinine flavors and a deeper note of pear skin. Closes silky and long, with nervy acidity adding lift and finishing bite” by S. Tanzer.

Dine Viner (sweden): “White wine Best Buy. Amongst the leading white wines in the world. According to the magazine: Oh, what a wonderful Albariño! And such a bargain for that high quality. Offers tropical fruit and citrus at the same time and with fine minerality on top of that. One of the very best Albariño ever tasted”.