La Comtesse Pazo Barrantes 2014
OWN SINGLE-VINEYARD Grapes are sourced from Cacheiro single-vineyard, an old-vine plot within our 12-hectare estate called Pazo de Barrantes located in the Salnés valley (Rías Baixas D.O. Galicia). WINEMAKING MANUAL HARVEST In 18kg cases. September 28, 2014. GRAPE VARIETY 100% Albariño. BOTTLING DATE SERVING SUGGESTION We recommend serving the wine around 13°-14°C (55° – 57°F) so that its flavors and complexity show at their best. PAIRING Seared crayfish with fresh pasta and vegetables; Grilled lobster with acid mayonnaise; Steamed prawns with mustard and truffle oil; Warm shrimp salad with honey mustard and green apples. May, 31st 2016. AGEING PROCESS La Comtesse remains in this same wooden vat for 12 months further. Afterwards the wine is aged in bottle for another 12 months before release. LIMITED RELEASE 6,568 (0.75 l). First of all the Albariño bunches are de-stemmed before pressing. Afterwards the grapes are gently pressed to respect and boost the intense aromatic potential obtained from these old vine grapes. Juice settling. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation (10 ºC) takes place in a 3.000-litre French Allier oak vat for 60 days. In the pursuit of gaining more volume on the palate and a balanced mouth feel, the wine is left in contact with its fine lees for 6 months.