Pazo de Barrantes Albarino 2018
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.
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Citrus and salt come together in this savory albariño from the family estate of the Condes de Creixell the current count, Vicente Dalmau CebriánSagarriga, also owns Marqués de Murrieta in Rioja. This wine is a classical albariño, from its pale pear and lime flavors to its smoky salt water–taffy scents and creamy richness. Its mineral intensity will mellow with age, or in the company of pulpo gallego.
This white has weight and focus. Lime, quince and blanched almond flavors mingle over tangy acidity, accented by herbal and briny notes. Firm and fresh. Drink now through 2024.
Pazo de Barrantes is part of the Marqués de Murrieta family, one of the founding fathers of modern Spanish winemaking. The winery has been associated to the Counts of Creixell since the beginning of the 20th century, and the property in the hands of the family since 1511. Over the years, the Count of Creixell´s family has given its own personality to every wine produced at the winery. In the 1990s, the Galician property turned into an estate designed specifically for the albariño growing, the great and noble local grape variety. This enabled the family to join all the efforts to offer careful and precise winemaking in the heart of the Salnés Valley.
The Pazo de Barrantes estate is located in the Salnés Valley of Rías Baixas and is the largest single estate in the valley. The property is close to the Galician coast in the western part of Spain, just north of Portugal. The winery is settled near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300 hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source of the wines and is the key to the quality and style of Marqués de Murrieta wines