Made by one of the most highly-regarded wineries in Rias Baixas, this is benchmark Albariño. It has beautiful aromas of nectarine, fresh figs, orange zest and white flowers, each delivered with vivid intensity. On the palate it is dry, with citrus flavours and a mineral-driven finish, which expands and deepens, offering a satisfying balance of power and finesse.
Try with grilled octopus
Pazo Señoráns is housed within a magnificent 16th century ancestral Galician house built in the countryside and launched its first vintage in 1989. It was established as a winery by husband and wife Marisol Bueno and Javier Mareque and is now in the hands of their four children - Marisol, Vicky, Javier and Santiago.
Their site is 10km from the sea and has a unique type of loose sandy soil that contains a granite rock called xabre. It's full of tiny holes and means the soil has good drainage which is essential to keeping the vines in good condition in the moist and humid conditions.
The fruit used in their wines comes from a combination of their own 29 hectare vineyard and around 160 growers and 500 specially-selected micro parcels that are inspected and sampled rigorously.
Anna, the winemaker, has worked with the same growers over many years, and there are no secrets to their success. It is all about the quality of the fruit. It is gently pressed and fermented naturally in stainless steel which helps to retain the exuberant fruit character. The use of so many growers adds the complexity to the wine that Pazo Señorans are known for.
The high natural acidity in their grapes makes them very suitable to ageing and when aged on lees (dead yeast cells left over from the fermentation process), the wine develops texture, spice and complexity that really sets it apart.
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.