Pazo de Barrantes is located near the Atlantic coast in the Galician Salnés valley, in the heart of the D.O. Rías Baixas. The region is known for producing some of the country’s most sought-after dry white wines. The zone’s reputation is based on the albariño grape, of which the purest examples are found in the Salnés valley.
The thick-skinned albariño thrives in cooler areas close to the sea, making the Iberian peninsula an ideal growing region. Albariño is fruity and citrusy, with liveliness and freshness on the palate, a fluid texture and a balanced, long finish.
The grapes used to elaborate the wine are sourced from the 30-acre estate vineyards that are divided into 8 different plots located around the winery. The shallow soils of the estate are granitic with sand on the surface and the average vine age of the vineyard is 30 years.
The vines are trained high on supporting wires in the ‘parral’ trellis system (also known as Parron), as is the local tradition, to guard against mildew and rot, and to assist in ripening.