To produce the Albariño Collección Pazo Señorans, stainless steel fermentation is carried out, with five months minimum on the lees and 30 months minimum in bottle.
Trained on a Pergola system. Manual picking in small 14kg plastic cases. Fruit comes from their own 29 ha of vineyards and around 160 Growers and 500 specially selected micro parcels, each being inspected rigorously and samples regularly taken from each parecl. The use of so many growers adds the complexity to the wine that Pazo Señorans are known for.
It’s hard to believe Pazo Señorans have been making wine for a mere 28 years given that they are now considered one of the finest producers in Spain. Anna, the winemaker, is fastidious in her approach, which could not be more pared back or simple. Having worked with the same growers over many years, there are no secrets to the success, it is all about the quality of the fruit. Ensuring that pristine grapes are achieved is key in this warm, humid climate. Such is the pervasive nature of the humid, briny air that the raised pergolas for training the grapes to ensure air movement are hewn from solid granite! Pressing is followed by a natural fermentation in stainless steel which helps to retain the exuberant fruit character, while the following ageing on lees helps develop texture and spice on the resulting wines.The important thing about Señorans, it has the ability to age and is probably at its best 18-36 months after harvest.