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Pazo Cilleiro Albarino 2020


Pazo Cilleiro Albarino has a lively pale gold color with greenish reflections. It is clean and balanced, with citric fruits and white fruit notes, with small white flower aromas. The taste mimics the nose – it is fresh, round and elegant on the palate, with a persistent, full, and refreshing finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from selected small vineyards around the winery, in Salnés Valley, in the heart of the Rías Baixas appellation (in Galicia - Northwestern Spain). The soil is granite, quite rich in quartz, with a sandy texture. The vines are 20-25 years old, grown both in trellis & in the traditional pergola system. The grapes were hand-harvested between Sept. 11-28th. The 2020 vintage was defined by normal climate parameters and with a dry, warm end, very beneficial for harvest. The grapes arrived to the winery at an optimal healthy. The grapes are hand-sorted, de- stemmed and undergo 14 days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spends a minimum of 3 months in the tanks, with a further 2 months’ minimum time in bottle before coming to market.

Interesting Fact
A Pazo is a type of Galician traditional house. Similar to a manor house, pazos are usually located in the countryside.

Serving Hints
Serve at 48-50° F. Enjoy it chilled on its own, or as a great accompaniment to all types of fish and shellfish in any cooking technique, sushi, fish paella, salads, and fruit salads.

Producer: Pazo Cilleiro
Region: Rías Baixa
Country: Spain
Wine Composition: 100% Albariño
Alcohol: 13%
Total Acidity: 7.90 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.6 G/L

Press Highlights

2018: 90 Pts – James Suckling, July 26, 2019
2017: 90 Pts – Wine Enthusiast, Best of Year December 2018 Issue
2017: 90 Pts – IWC 2018
2015: 92 Pts 'Year's Best Galacia' 'Best Buy'- Wine & Spirits, Aug. 2016
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2016

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