Pazo Barrantes 2017
Pairing tips: Grilled white shrimp with lemon and parsley; Half cooked prawns macerated in Albariño Pazo Barrantes wine; Steamed razor clams, Virgin olive oil and a touch of tart tomato; Steamed mussels with a spicy tomato sauce.
Serving suggestion: 12º-14º C
About the Vineyard
Located in the Salnés Valley, the winery boasts 12 hectares that surround the 16th century Galician Palace. All the vines are trained high on supporting wires in the “Parral” trellis system, as is the local tradition, to guard against mildew and rot, and to assist ripening. The soil is sandy, acidic and shallow. Production is around 200,000 bottles per year.
'The complex white-peach, gooseberry and floral nose is very enticing and just beginning to open up. Rich, yet sleek and elegant with spot-on balance of fruit, creaminess from yeast contact and lemon-lime acidity. Where is that pan-fried fish' - 92/100 points