‘Pazo de Barrantes’ is the name of this delicious and crisp ‘Albariño Rias Baixas’ white wine that comes straight from the heart of ‘Galicia’ and that it’s made by the acclaimed ‘Marqués de Murrieta’ winery. As a matter of fact, this is the only wine made by ‘Marqués de Murrieta’ outside of the ‘La Rioja’ wine region. This wine shares the character, heritage and tradition of the ‘Marqués de Murrieta’ legacy.
The 2010 vintage comes with an unmistakable gorgeous yellow imprinted design. Without a doubt this is one of the best ‘Rias Baixas’ wines we’ve had in a very long time. The winery is located in the city of ‘Pontevedra‘ —Province of ‘Galicia’— and was established in 1991 in what used to be a Galician palace also known as a ‘Pazo‘ (A type of Galician traditional housing similar to a manor house) in the 16th century. Hence the name of this wine is ‘Pazo de Barrantes’.
Like with any other 100% ‘Albariño’ grape wines, the color of this wine is between golden and pale yellow. Fruity notes on the nose. Excellent harmony in the mouth with hints of: pear, grape and raisins; the aging of this wine results in a well balanced, crisp taste with no tannins or dryness. On the palate, refreshing, crisp and elegant. This wine pairs nicely with seafood. On a scale from 0-10 we give this wine an 8.7 Retail Price Range in the U.S.: $25-32 Overall, is an excellent white wine that is a superb alternative to Pinot Grigio, Riesling or Chardonnay.