2018 Pazo de Barrantes La Comtesse

120.00 99.17
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Rías Baixas (Appellation)
Winery Pazo de Barrantes
Year 2018
Grape Albarino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2032
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The Pazo de Barrantes La Comtesse is a good example of the potential of the Albariño grape and is a good example of how beautifully an Albariño can age. De La Comtesse is the big brother of the very nice Pazo de Barrantes Albariño and is without doubt one of the very best Albariños. The La Comtesse has concentration and elegance and balance and the cool year 2017 gives the wine a nice acidity that provides freshness and length. Supply is very limited from the grapes come from a small plot, the 1.4 hectare Pago Cacheiro, from the oldest (50 years) and lowest yielding vines on the Pazo de Barrantes estate

The La Comtesse by Pazo de Barrantes has been on the market since 2009. The owner of this house is the well-known Marques de Murrieta - and the owners have their roots in Galicia hence the desire to make a top wine and show the potential of the Albarino grape with a long aging on lees and on large oak woods. barrels. Every year they choose to give the wine an even longer aging.

All grapes come from Pago Cacheiro, a single 1.4-hectare vineyard planted in 1965, in the heart of the Pazo Barrantes estate, a 12-hectare estate in the Salnés Valley, the heart of Rías Baixas. The soil is sandy over granite bedrock. The harvest took place in 18 kg crates on September 22, 2018. After an extensive 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 10oC in 3,000 liter French oak barrels for approximately 60 days. The wine then spends 12 months in French oak barrels of 3,000 l, of which 2 months in contact with the lees and 12 months in concrete tanks, and after bottling, the wine also receives a long bottle aging. Only around 6,500 bottles of this now iconic Albariño have been made. This wine is only made in the top years and receives a unanimously very high rating from the international wine press

99 Guia Proensa points
97 Guía Gourmets points
96 Guía Peñín points
96 Tim Atkin points
95 James Suckling points

In the glass, the Marqués de Murrieta La Comtesse de Pazo Barrantes has a beautiful bright light straw yellow color. In the nose we smell beautiful aromas of apple, peach, lime and of course the pear known for the albariño, but we also notice notes of oyster shells and lime. The latter becomes even clearer in the mouth . The wine is full bodied, somewhat creamy, mineral with a good salty sea injection and a long tasteful finish. This enjoyable wine is also a gastronomic winner and begs or fresh oyster, but also great with richer fish dishes such as cod with rosemary and honey, roasted chicken and vegetables or a warm shrimp salad with honey mustard and green apples.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.

Winery Pazo de Barrantes

Marqués de Murrieta's also has an estate in the Rias Baixas (Galicia) called Pazo de Barrantes. The Albariño vineyard is 12 hectares and is located in the Valle del Salnés. This vineyard brings a lot of aromatic complexity to the wine, thanks to the natural influences on the landscape. Read more under the heading winery

Vineyard for 2018 Pazo de Barrantes La Comtesse
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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Rías Baixas (Appellation)
Winery Pazo de Barrantes
Grape Albarino
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 95
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Steenfruit, Tense
Drink moments Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras
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