Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2004
Pazo de Senorans was established in 1989 in the village of Vilanoviña, Meis lying in the middle of the vineyards of the Val do Salnés sub region of Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas is in the Galicia area of northwest Spain, bordered on to the north by the Cantabrian Sea and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The bodega was bought by Marisol Bueno and her husband Javier Mareque and in 1979 they began by restoring the old farm buildings with a view to producing only Albariño. Replacement of the old kiwi orchards and some of the other grape varieties, such as Rosal, was followed in 1989 by installation of the new equipment for the cellars. This has all been housed in the old farm buildings whose 60cm granite walls maintain a constant temperature throughout the year. The first vintage at Pazo de Senorans was 1990, released in 1991. In 1992 a young enologist and master of viticulture, Ana Quintela, started work at the estate. In addition to the 10 hectares of vineyard owned by Pazo de Senorans, the bodega brings in fruit from a small number of local growers and it is with these that Ana spends much of her time promoting good practice in the vineyards. This Albariño is light gold in colour with an intense perfume of ripe apples, apricots and rose petals. On the palate the wine is developed but still fresh, with good depth of peachy, lemony characters. Long and tightly knit on the finish.
Pale yellow (darker than Barrica and less keen than Albariño). The nose on the maturity of the fruit. When shaken, the minerality of the granite is revealed. Mellow no aggression, very melted. Light sour very attractive. Great mineral structure. Finale any fresh seamlessly. A beautiful wine. The finest plots of granite around the bodega, that I tasted the grapes harvested with seem more mature. A beautiful demonstration of the potential of this grape and the terroir without the help of the barrel to soften. Aged 36 months in vats and then 12 months in bottle.
Muy buen albariño