2012 Pazo de Senorans Seleccion de Anada

49.95 41.28
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Rías Baixas (Appellation)
Winery Bodegas Senorans
Year 2012
Grape Albarino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2021 - 2031
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Only made in prime years. No wood aging but a long storage 'sur lies' at a low temperature on stainless steel ensure this unique from northwestern Spain. Comes onto the market after a minimum of 8-10 years.

Voted the very best white wine in Spain. Bodegas Senorans is located in Vilanovina, in the valley of the Rio Salnes, east of Pontevedra. The domain was bought in 1979 by Marisol Bueno (President of the Rias Consejo) and her husband Javier Mareque. A lot of money was invested in replanting the vineyards. Everything was cleared and replanted with Albarino grapes, which give such amazing results here. In 1989, considerable investments were again made to completely renew the production means and in this way the newest and most modern means to produce wine were obtained. The first harvest was in 1990. In 1992 the young and promising oenologist Ana Quintela was brought into the firm and since then the wines have been on an annual increase in quality. Pazo de Senorans is always the last to start the harvest. They harvest with a higher sugar content than the other Bodegas. This results in optimal and evenly ripe grapes with ultimately more aromas and flavors and less aggressive acids. Harvesting is only done by hand (which is by the way the only possible way because the vines are planted in pergola shape). and then the grapes are also selected by hand. We work with lower returns than elsewhere in order to achieve more concentration. This is also the only way to age the wines, because although in Spain people only want to drink the Albariño young, this Pazo de Señorans has a very nice aging potential.

Marisol Bueno, owner of Pazo de Señorans, is considered one of the most dynamic winegrowers of the Rias Baixas and is the architect of one of the best white wines from Spain. The Selección de Añada is only made in top years. No wood aging but a long storage of no less than 34 months at a low temperature on stainless steel ensure this unique from northwestern Spain. Comes on the market after ~8 years. This wine is made from the oldest vines with very low yields. The grapes are only picked when they have reached their ideal ripeness. The grapes then ripen further on stainless steel under low temperature and on its yeast cells (sur lies) for ~3 years. The aromatic components of the wine can fully develop in this way. The Pazo Senorans Selección de Añada can be imposed for 10 years without any problem and will then improve even further.

This must be the most beautiful thing that can be produced in Rias Baixas. A well-known wine fanatic described this wine as a hybrid between Riesling and Sancerre. A symbiosis of the positive elements of the two wines. Lush fragrances that unfold in complexity and finesse. Flowers, citrus, hints of petroleum, exotic accents and especially depth. Juicy and grape at first contact, broad in taste, density with a finish to die for.

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Rías Baixas (Appellation)
Winery Bodegas Senorans
Grape Albarino
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2012
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2031
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Complex, Fruity, Powerful, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Terras
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