Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2009
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. Light, pale gold with youthful highlights, the 2007 Albarino is perfumed and fresh, with notes of white peaches and apricots on the nose. On the palate, it is clean and fresh, with a racy acidity reminiscent of good Riesling, combined with plenty of ripe, stone fruit and good depth.
a light lemon peel, hints of orange, very refreshing and easy to drink.
Pale yellow. Fruity nose, sweetness. Taste the bitterness, but not aggressively, enough to open the appetite. Smooth finish, not really on citrus rather notes of apple. This first contact with the Albariño grape is attractive and original. In the right direction: a wine of the Atlantic coast that I can not relate to the white French I know.
Although light in color, this wine from Rias Baixas is anything but that in bouquet and aroma. Party in a glass is what you get from the first sniff. Nose is vibrant and screams of honey, tropical notes with lemony undertones. The 2009 Pazo Senorans Albarino is intense, creamy and well-balanced with an enjoyable crisp finish.