Veiga da Princesa Albarino
An authentic farm Albariño. The vineyard was planted in 2002 after two years of collecting more than 200 small farms plot by plot and more than 70 different owners; a clear reflection of the Galician “smallholding”.
The chosen cultivation on a trellis makes for for more airy, sun-kissed and less acidic grapes than those obtained with other methods such as trained vines. Additionally, the vineyard avoids many the pesticide treatments applied in other subareas of the region.
Gold Medal – Brussells 2017 World Contest
Bronze Medal – DECANTER 2017
Great varietal character with marked floral notes plus stand out herbaceous and fruity aromas; a fresh, tasty, balanced crispness with an elegant aftertaste enhanced by a hint of citrus.
About the Producer
Pazo do Mar
Pazo do Mar’s Rías Baixas winery is located in Arbo, Pontevedra and dedicated to the Albariño grape variety.
The concept of this winery is “Vino de Pago” or wine made exclusively with grapes provided by a single estate or property, the high quality is due to the professional management of the vineyard and its uniformed quality.
The vineyard of 18ha dates from 2002 is planted on a novel and unique single trellis system, opposed to the typical arbor system of the area, which gives us an important differentiation in quality.
The Godello wine is made at Adegas Pazo das Tapias – founded in 2006 when the Mendez family acquired the winery. Pazo das Tapias is located in the middle of its own vineyard, probably the best vineyards of the Monterrei D.O. in seniority and quality.
Grapes from their own vineyard of 10ha are supplemented with those from 60 external growers whose production is directly controlled by the winery through long-term contracts.
The vineyard has two different and visably distinct types of soil: a sandy hillside planted with the white variety Godello where the bright reflections from ground quartz maximize the concentration of fruit; and the sedimentary area planted with the red Mencia where there is a perfect phenolic maturity which indicates the great potential for development.