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Albariño Selección de Añada

Pazo Senorans

Albariño Selección de Añada Bottle
Appellation
Rias-Baixas
Variety
Albariño
Age of Vines
45+
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sand, granite
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermented in tank
Aging
30 months in tank then 12 months in bottle

Overview

Marisol Buena has always thought Albariño has the capacity to age quite gracefully. When visiting Pazo, the family is quite proud to pour you past vintages to taste. During a visit in 2014, we had the privilege to taste the 2007 Albariño burnished by age so the fruit took a backstage to a sweet and delicate minerality. It’s also no secret that we normally prefer to drink our Pazo after at least a year in the bottle – despite its youthful charms right upon release. The realization that there was certainly another aspect to Albariño that wasn’t being explored led to the creation of the Selección de Añada. Selección is sourced from a single plot of Albariño located mid-slope behind the Pazo called Los Bancales. These vines were planted on granite pergolas nearly a half-century ago and are some of the oldest vines on the property. Like mid-slope sites everywhere it benefits from its sheltered position away from the winds at the top of the hill or the cool humid air at the bottom. This cuvee spends at least 30 months on its lees after fermentation is complete, then at least another 5 years in bottle before release. It is a powerfully dense and mineral wine, coiled, and capable of at least another decade of evolution. It is a testament to Albariño’s ability to be more than a quaffable wine to enjoy with freshly caught shellfish. Not that we mind that aspect of the variety.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2011 Albariño Selección de Añada

Source: WA

94

2010 Albariño Selección de Añada

Source: WA

93

2009 Albariño Selección de Añada

Source: JD

93

2009 Albariño Selección de Añada

Source: WA

97

2009 Albariño Selección de Añada

Source: DWWA

91

2009 Albariño Selección de Añada

Source: JS

Galicia, Spain
  • Location
    Galicia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Rias-Baixas
  • Proprietor
    Familia Mareque
  • Winemaker
    Ana Quintela Suárez
  • Size / Elevation
    19 hectares / 300-500 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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