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Pazo das Bruxas Albarinotext

Pazo das Bruxas Albarino 2016

Rueda, Castilla-Leon, SpainPazo das Bruxas takes its name from Galician folklore. It is said that in the vast forests of Galicia witches lived in old country houses (pazos) where they would connect with nature to obtain the best fruits from it. The Rías Baixas is divided into five sub-areas: O Rosal, Condado de Tea, Soutomaior, Val do Salnes and Ribeira do Ulloa, but Pazo das Bruxas is mostly produced with grapes from the O’Rosal area, with some grapes from Salnés. Both are renowned for their cool Atlantic Ocean influence and their ability to retain acidity. Look for a fresh, almost skinny white, with an aromatic (think sauvignon) bent. Bitter melon, green and yellow apples and Asian pears mark the palate along with crunchy acidity, lees and grass. The finish is fresh and clean with almonds and mineral notes. Best with shellfish, especially west coast oysters.Tasted: 27 November 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 27.00 private wine shops Producer: Familia TorresDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: AlbariñoCSPC: 455709UPC: 8410113007100