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.
Own vineyard: Grapes are sourced from our Pazo de Barrantes estate, surrounding the winery in the D.O. Rías Baixas, Galicia (Salnes Valley, Pontevedra).
Grape variety: 100% Albariño.
Manual harvest: In 18 Kgs cases. From September the 26th to October the 4th.
Winemaking: 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 three months in the pursuit of texture and density.
Time in Deposit: At least 5 months in stainless steel deposits.
Bottling date: May 2015.
Pairing: Its aromatic intensity and texture let us go beyond seafood and fish, usually matched with Albariño. We like to pair it with more elaborate dishes like salmon or tuna tartar, with ginger and coriander, linguine "frutti di mare", seared scallops with sweet potato mash or leek and crab quiche.
Consimtion Temperature: 12º-14ºC.
Guía Peñín (Spain): 91 points.
James Suckling (Usa): 89 points. Very clean and steely with sliced peaches, apples and stone. Full to medium body, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Made and aged in stainless steel. Drink now.