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Pazo Barrantes Gran Vino Albarino 2020 750ml
SKU: 38166

Pazo Barrantes Gran Vino Albarino 2020

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750ml
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Category White Wine
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Origin Spain, Galicia, Rias Baixas
Brand Pazo Barrantes
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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. Pairs beautifully with grilled queen scallop over truffled potatoes and cavia, mille-feuille filled with smoked eel, white asparagus pudding, white shrimp with mint, marinated sardine, grapefuit jam and blood orange.
Wine Advocate
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The 2020 Gran Vino Albariño, the second vintage after the transformation, is a representation of their property, the eight pagos, or vineyards, they have in their 12 hectares of vineyards plus one hectare they rent. The grapes were destemmed and the must let to settle to ferment in stainless steel for 60 days, followed by two months with lees and seven months after being racked off the lees, then a small percentage was put in acacia wood barrels for a short time to search for more complexity, structure and depth. They found that acacia is a wood in harmony with Albariño, even when newer. The bottles were kept for a further 20 months before being released. It has 13.5% alcohol, a low pH (3.26) and notable acidity (7.2 grams of tartaric acid per liter of wine), and it has finesse and elegance. It's sharp, with great aromatic intensity, less explosive and balsamic than the previous year, a remarkable mid-palate and a long, clean and precise finish. 78,533 bottles and 1,596 magnums were produced. It was bottled in June 2021.

Luis Gutierrez, November 16, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of mango, lemon zest and orange blossom waft from the glass. Striking pineapple and grapefruit flavors are joined by touches of vanilla and almond blossom that linger into the vivid finish.

Mike DeSimone, April 1, 2024
Wine Spectator
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This finely meshed white presents poached apricot and melon fruit flavors that are lightly honeyed, juicy and accented by a subtle streak of salinity and hints of chopped almond, lime blossom and warm spice. Silky, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2025. 6,544 cases made, 900 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, October 15, 2022