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).
Grape Variety: 100% Albariño.
Manual Harvest: In 18 Kgs cases. September 15th to 20th, 2016.
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 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. It is left in contact with its fine lees for two months in the pursuit of texture and density.
Bottling Date: March 2017. Pazo Barrantes develops an attractive aromatic complexity and mouth feel along its ageing in bottle.
Pairing: Grilled white shrimp with lemon and parsley; Half cooked prawns macerated in Albariño Pazo Barrantes wine; Steamed razor clams, Virgin olive oil and a touch of tart tomato; Steamed mussels with a spicy tomato sauce.
Scores Pazo de Barrantes 2016
PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE (USA): 94 points.
GUÍA PEÑÍN (ESPAÑA): 94 points.