White Wine Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada 2012

Crianza white wine from Rías Baixas. Varietal old-vines Albariño aged for 30 months on lees in steel tanks and for 12 months in the bottle.
On lees. 30 Months mixing in stainless steel
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rías Baixas
Grapes Varieties: Albariño,
Wineries: Pazo de Señorans
ñ 98 94 96

Availability: In stock

€30.00
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One of Spain's absolute best varietal Albariño wines, Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada is produced from vineyards located near the village of Meis, in the Salnés county, within DO Rías Baixas.

More specifically, the grapes are sourced from a vineyard at 300 metres of altitude close to the Atlantic coast. The average age of the vines, strategically planted in the lower course of a river, is 45 years. Soils are composed of "xabre", which is the Galician word for a type of decomposed granite.

This top-notch Spanish white wine from bodega Pazo de Señorans was crafted with the utmost care. The grapes were hand-harvested, transported to the cellar in little boxes, meticulously selected, macerated for a short time and vinified in stainless steel tanks.

After that, Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada 2012 was aged on its lees for 30 months in the tanks. Finally, it was aged for a minimum of 12 months in the bottle before its commercial release.

The quality of this Crianza white wine from Rías Baixas has been recognized with numerous distinctions and awards, as well as with consistently high scores from senior wine critics. 

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Appearance

The wine Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada is medium yellow with golden and amber tinges.

Nose

Displaying a remarkable aromatic richness, this varietal Albariño goes far beyond the cliché of the tropical and yummy 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.

Palate

This wine from Pazo de Señorans is opulent, textured and rich, but never 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 is silky, and the wine has a long, exquisite finish with some remembrances of smoke, earth and wet stones.

Our personal opinion

There is no doubt in our minds that Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2012 is a world-class white wine.

OTHER VINTAGES

Pazo Señorans Selección Añada 2011:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 99. 

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.

 

Year 2012
Type White
D.O. Rías Baixas
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 7-9ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing On lees
Type of ageing Months mixing in stainless steel
Number of months aged in Barrels 30
Peñin Score 98
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 96
Mono-Varietal Albariño
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
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Spain's best Albariño? Amazingly textured, mature, very rich on the nose (laurel, green olives, fennel, petrol...) and intense on the palate, with superb acidity and real depth. Neverending finish.
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