(From 2007 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. Light, pale gold with youthful highlights, the 2007 Albarino is perfumed and fresh, with notes of white peaches and apricots on the nose. On the palate, it is clean and fresh, with a racy acidity reminiscent of good Riesling, combined with plenty of ripe, stone fruit and good depth. (hide)
Wine Advocate"Pazo de Senorans is always a candidate for Albarino of the vintage. The grapes are sourced from the lowest-yielding, oldest vines in Rias Baixas. The wine is tank-fermented in small vats, and aged on fine lees with batonnage. Light gold-colored, it offers up a fragrant aromatic array of spring flowers, peach, citrus, and lemon meringue. Crisp, focused, and intensely flavored, it should be consumed now and over the next 3 years."
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 08/07