DESCRIPTION PAZO BARRANTES 2018
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 Vineyards: Grapes are sourced from our Pazo de Barrantes estate, surrounding the winery in the Salnés Valley (Rias Baixas, D.O. Galicia).
Alcohol content: 13,5% Vol.
Grape Variety: 100% Albariño.
Manual Harvest: In 20 kg cases. September 20, 2018.
Winemaking: Once in the cellar, the bunches are fi rst carefully de-stemmed and then gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Juice settling happens before alcoholic fermentation. The grape juice is fermented at 10ºC for 30 days in stainless steel deposits. Afterwards the wine is left in contact with its fi nest lees for two months in the pursuit of texture and a certain density.
Bottling Date: March 2019.
Pairing: Queen scallop grilled over truffl e potato and Aquitanian caviar. Mille-Feuille fi lled with smoked eel, foie gras and caramelized apple with onion mayonnaise and butter. Steamed cockles with Pazo Barrantes albariño and lime
Consumption Temperature: It is recommended serving the wine at 11ºC- 12ºC (52-53ºF) and letting it breathe for a while to show its full aromatic potential.
GUÍA PROENSA (SPAIN): 98 points.
GUÍA PEÑÍN (SPAIN): 93 points.
ROBERT PARKER (USA): 91+ points.