(2004 Vintage) Pazo de Senorans was established in 1989 in the village of Vilanoviña, Meis lying in the middle of the vineyards of the Val do Salnés sub region of Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas is in the Galicia area of northwest Spain, bordered on to the north by the Cantabrian Sea and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The bodega was bought by Marisol Bueno and her husband Javier Mareque and in 1979 they began by restoring the old farm buildings with a view to producing only Albariño. Replacement of the old kiwi orchards and some of the other grape varieties, such as Rosal, was followed in 1989 by installation of the new read more...equipment for the cellars. This has all been housed in the old farm buildings whose 60cm granite walls maintain a constant temperature throughout the year. The first vintage at Pazo de Senorans was 1990, released in 1991. In 1992 a young enologist and master of viticulture, Ana Quintela, started work at the estate. In addition to the 10 hectares of vineyard owned by Pazo de Senorans, the bodega brings in fruit from a small number of local growers and it is with these that Ana spends much of her time promoting good practice in the vineyards. This Albariño is light gold in colour with an intense perfume of ripe apples, apricots and rose petals. On the palate the wine is developed but still fresh, with good depth of peachy, lemony characters. Long and tightly knit on the finish. (hide)
Wine Advocate(2010 Vintage) "The 2010 Albarino was aged in small stainless steel vats sur lie with batonnage for 4 months. Jasmine, mineral, lemon zest, and other citrus notes inform the nose of this multi-dimensional, already complex white. On the palate tropical flavors emerge adding to the wine's pleasure quotient. Drink this superb effort over the next 3-4 years."
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06