White Wine Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada 2011
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From there, the very heart of the Rías Baixas designation of origin, come the grapes used to produce Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada, indisputably one of the best Albariños out there.
More specifically, the grapes of this Spanish white wine come from an estate located near the Atlantic coast at an altitude about 300 metres above sea level. The average age of the vines, strategically planted in the lower course of a river, is 45 years old. Soils are composed of "xabre", which is the Galician word for a type of decomposed granite.
Harvest of Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada 2011 was performed manually. Transported to the cellar in little boxes, the grapes were selected, macerated for a short time and vinified in stainless steel tanks. Then this Albariño from Galicia was aged of lees for 30 months in the steel tanks, and finally it was aged for a further 12 months in the bottle.
We suggest that you decant this excellent Albariño from Galicia 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada has a bright, clean, straw golden colour with amber tinges.
With a tremendous aromatic richness, this white wine by Pazo de Señorans that goes far beyond the cliché of the "tropical" Albariño. Yes, there are hints of exotic fruit, but also dried apricots, quince, a hint of medlar and, most interestingly, some multi-layered mineral undertones and a salty, marine quality. This is deep, complex stuff.
Big, expressive and intrincate, this single varietal Albariño is opulent, though not weighty or flabby. Acidity, one of Albariño's strong points, gives the wine a wonderful tension and a tight, rock-solid structure. The palate suggests baked apples, cinnamon, citrus and white flowers. The texture of this white wine from Rías Baixas is silky, and the wine has a long, exquisite finish with some remembrances of smoke, earth and wet stones.
|Our personal opinion||
Is Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2011 a world-class white wine? If not already, we think it will definitely become one.
Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2010:
Enterwine 95. Parker 94.
Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2009:
Enterwine 95. Peñín 98. Parker 93. Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.
Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2008:
Enterwine 96. Parker 92. Planeta Vino 100 (perfect score). Gold Medal-Best Wine Wine from Northeast Spain.
Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2007:
Peñín 98. Tanzer 92. Decanter Gold Medal (Best White Wine from Northern Spain). International Wine Challenge-Best Spanish White Wine.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||30|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Majorcan cuisine, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|