GRAN VINO PAZO BARRANTES
At Pazo de Barrantes we have been tirelessly committed to the pursuit of excellence since 1511, the driving force behind our daily dedication and the result of the patience and know-how of a team that always strives for the highest quality and uniqueness.
After years enjoying Pazo Barrantes, the result of an extraordinary terroir and a careful and well-balanced winemaking process, our devotion to the albariño grape led us to take a risky decision: to withdraw it from the market for two years to give the wine a more gentle ageing, a small addition of acacia barrels, a later bottling and a longer time in bottle to develop the new Pazo Barrantes.
Ten years of research and thorough work in the vineyard to optimize the quality of the grapes have been necessary to complete this project, which was born with the 2019 vintage and was the beginning of the new era of Pazo de Barrantes.
PAZO BARRANTES 2020
The grapes used to elaborate the wine come from Pazo de Barrantes estate, with 12 hectares divided into 8 different plots and located around the winery. The soils of the estate are granitic, with sand on the surface and the average age of the vineyard is 40 years.
The harvest was carried out in 20 kg crates from September 10th to 15th, 2020.
After an exhaustive selection, the grapes are destemmed and pressed gently and slowly in a pneumatic press. The must is decanted by flotation to ensure greater aromatic purity and then fermented at 10°C in stainless steel tanks for approximately 60 days. After fermentation, it remains 2 months with the fine lees in the stainless-steel tank.
7 months in stainless steel tanks and 15% in acacia wood barrels.
Medium-boiled red shrimp with its coral juice and pickled beetroot ravioli; rose dairy beef sirloin over foie grillé, vermouth and apple sauce; steamed and roasted pil pil hake loin, Norway lobster.
Grape variety: 100% albariño.
Alcohol level: 13.5% abv.
Bottling date: June, 2021.
Number of bottles: 78,533 (0.75 l) / 1,596 (1.5 l).
Serving suggestions: recommended service temperature: 10°C - 11°C (52°F).
PAZO BARRANTES 2020
PROENSA (SPAIN): 98 points.
GUÍA ABC (SPAIN): 96 points.
JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 95 points.
GUÍA GOURMETS (SPAIN): 95 points.
TIM ATKIN (UK): 94 points.
A wide nuanced nose with ripe yellow plum and medlar fruit, subtle notes of bergamot and verbena underpinned by a fine balsamic background. Vibrant palate, well-balanced, fresh and textured. It shows a long and splendid finish.
“A deep and full of nuances vintage that confirms the path began in 2019” María Vargas, Technical Director.