Wine Marques de Murrieta, Pazo de Barrantes, 2012
The wine is straw-yellow color with a greenish tint.
The wine has a wonderful fresh, well-balanced, dry taste, with bright notes of tropical fruit and citrus, pleasant acidity and subtle minerality. A long silky finish.
The distinctive aroma of the wine reveals fresh citrus notes on the background of floral and mineral nuances.
Wine matches perfectly with white fish, seafood (anchovies, mussels, clams), soft cheeses, rice dishes.
Albarino grape is not widespread and is cultivated mainly in the province of Galicia, namely a small wine-growing region of Spain - Rias Baixas. This region is located in the north-west Atlantic coast, where there is a mild Atlantic climate with rainfall of about 1800 mm per year. The soil is sandy and shallow, with a great drainage capacity. Albarino grapes get rich, elegant white wines, which are easily recognized by a delicate, exquisite fruit and floral aromas and a rich refreshing taste with a pleasant acidity. In the Rias Baixas, in the heart of the valley Salnes located winery Pazo Barrantes Winery, owned by Marques de Murrieta. It was built by Count Creixell in 1991. There is also an old Count's ancestral estate, which is spread around its own vineyard area of 12 hectares. It is grown exclusively Albariño grapes. Due to strict quality control of grape used and the latest technology of its processing, is born one of the most recognizable white wines of Spain - "Paso de Barrantes," has a great complexity and elegance.
Crop is harvested by hand in small boxes in the period from 27 September to 7 October and immediately delivered to the winery. Berries are desteblirovanie and soft, slow pressing to extract the maximum flavor from the grape potential. Fermentation of the wort is carried out at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats for 30 days. Insist on wine lees for 4 months, which gives it an elegant balance, finesse and complexity. After fermentation, the wine is aged for at least 5 months in stainless steel tanks and 2 months in bottle. Wine "Paso de Barrantes" can be consumed young, but also it has excellent potential of aging in the bottle.
Today the family business operates an ambitious and dynamic young Count Vicente Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Earl Creixell. Father Earl bought the winery in 1983, investing a lot of money there to revitalize the business. After the untimely death of his in 1996, the company moved to Vincent. In his 25 years with the confidence he went to work, got a new team and began to create a modern, elegant wine with its own unique style. Thus began the "new era" in the history of the brand Marques de Murrieta, whose basic philosophy is to strive for quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.
Winery company located in the southern part of the Rioja Alta, here is a beautiful and unique manor Ygay Canaja vineyard area of 300 hectares. Eighty percent of the area of vineyards planted with varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura (Macabeo), as well as a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Own vineyard winery ensures complete control over the quality of the harvested crop and is the key to the unique style of wine Marques de Murrieta. In the old cellar of the winery, dating from the 1872 year, the best wines are aged in 225-liter oak barrels under the strict supervision of the winemaker Maria Vargas. Under her leadership, created such great red wines of Rioja as Marques de Murrieta Reserva, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva, Dalmau and two white wines Capellania Reserva and Albarino Pazo Barrantes.