Pazo Torrado Albarino Rias Baixas 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Pazo Torrado Albariño has an attractive lemon-yellow color with flashes of green, clean and bright. On the nose, there are fruity (predominantly green apple and peach) citrus and floral aromas, with a medium to high intensity. This wine is fresh, lively and fragrant. On the palate, the wine is smooth with med plus acidity perfectly integrated with alcohol. On the persistent finish, the wine again shows green apples and other fruits with some lingering minerality. Th e vineyards, averaging 15 years old, are located in the Salnés Valley, in the Rias Baixas region, one of the main tourist areas of Galicia, with a privileged climate of Atlantic infl uence with mild temperatures and abundance rainfall without excesses. Th e Salnés Valley is located on the left bank of the estuary of Arousa and its name comes from the saltworks exploited in the Middle Ages, which had a high economic interest for salted fi sh. Th e city of Cambados, capital of Albariño is the dynamic center of the region and it is full of beautiful “pazos” (Galician traditional manor houses) among others the Pazo Torrado. Th e landscape is of low rolling hills that surround open, sunny valleys of sandy soils excellent for growing the Albariño grapes. Th e vineyards are growing on hillsides, not exceeding 328ft above sea level. vinification Pazo Torrado is produced with 100% Albariño grapes carefully harvested in 44lb cases aft er the hot, dry summers of the region, when the grapes reach the perfect point of ripeness. Th e grapes are destemmed and crushed and then passed to the pneumatic press, then the must goes into a tank to decant for one day, aft er that time the clean juice bound for fermentation in stainless steel tanks (65°F) is fi ltered with a vacuum fi lter. Following fermentation, the wine is racked to separate it from the gross lees. Th e next process is cold stabilization, subjecting the wine to 23°F in an isothermal tank for a week to precipitate bitartrates. Aft er that week, the wine is sterile fi ltered and bottled. vintage information 2011 was a very abundant and very early harvest, as some wineries began the campaign on Aug. 15. This was promoted by benign weather during the Spring and Summer, with a total absence of pests and diseases.

Region: Spain » Galicia » Rías Baixas

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Winery: Terra de Asorei
Color: White
Varietal: Albariño
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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
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3.00 5
12/17/2014

Honey, candied lemon peel and green apple aromas. Lemon rind on the palate with peach, pleasant acidity and a touch of yeasty toast on the finish.


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Snooth User: matt starke
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07/18/2013

Paired well with tortilla Guadiana



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Pazo Torrado Albariño has an attractive lemon-yellow color with flashes of green, clean and bright. On the nose, there are fruity (predominantly green apple and peach) citrus and floral aromas, with a medium to high intensity. This wine is fresh, lively and fragrant. On the palate, the wine is smooth with med plus acidity perfectly integrated with alcohol. On the persistent finish, the wine again shows green apples and other fruits with some lingering minerality. Th e vineyards, averaging 15 years old, are located in the Salnés Valley, in the Rias Baixas region, one of the main tourist areas of Galicia, with a privileged climate of Atlantic infl uence with mild temperatures and abundance rainfall without excesses. Th e Salnés Valley is located on the left bank of the estuary of Arousa and its name comes from the saltworks exploited in the Middle Ages, which had a high economic interest for salted fi sh. Th e city of Cambados, capital of Albariño is the dynamic center of the region and it is full of beautiful “pazos” (Galician traditional manor houses) among others the Pazo Torrado. Th e landscape is of low rolling hills that surround open, sunny valleys of sandy soils excellent for growing the Albariño grapes. Th e vineyards are growing on hillsides, not exceeding 328ft above sea level. vinification Pazo Torrado is produced with 100% Albariño grapes carefully harvested in 44lb cases aft er the hot, dry summers of the region, when the grapes reach the perfect point of ripeness. Th e grapes are destemmed and crushed and then passed to the pneumatic press, then the must goes into a tank to decant for one day, aft er that time the clean juice bound for fermentation in stainless steel tanks (65°F) is fi ltered with a vacuum fi lter. Following fermentation, the wine is racked to separate it from the gross lees. Th e next process is cold stabilization, subjecting the wine to 23°F in an isothermal tank for a week to precipitate bitartrates. Aft er that week, the wine is sterile fi ltered and bottled. vintage information 2011 was a very abundant and very early harvest, as some wineries began the campaign on Aug. 15. This was promoted by benign weather during the Spring and Summer, with a total absence of pests and diseases.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.1%

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