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Pazo de Mariñan 2018


  • Country: Spain
  • Region: DO Monterrei
  • Grape: 70% Godello; 20% Treixadura; 10% Albariño
  • ABV: 13.0%
  • Awards/Accolades: 2012 vintage: Decanter Silver 2013

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Tasting Notes

Pazo de Mariñan is a terrific blend of the classic grapes of Galicia, led by Godello (a grape that needs discovering!) with Treixadura and Albariño adding extra dimensions. One of our most popular wines with aromas of apricots and greengages and a fresh, soft and peachy palate, it is smooth, complex long and very appealing. Pazo de Mariñan has just a touch of glyceric character which combines with its refreshing citrus notes to provide a fresh and full-flavoured, dry white wine.

The Blanco Nuñez brothers’ who come from a wine making background in Barcelona area, purchased the mature 35 hectares of vineyards and the Bodega which is located in Pazos, near Verin in NW Spain, close to the Portuguese border. Galicia is classed as “cool climate” Spain but summer temperatures are regularly at 30C+ and the Godello grapes thrive in this warmer temperature, inland from the Atlantic coast. If you have never tried Godello, this delicious blend at a terrific price is worth trying.

Galician wines have a terrific quality and difference from other Spanish white wines. Albariño is well known and is part of the blend of grapes in this wine, but the Godello grape should be wider known as makes it a delicious wine. It is not bone dry, it is quite like a zesty Chardonnay with a touch of roundness but lovely freshness at the same time. This is a delicious find from this off-the-beaten-track region – DO Monterrei.

Food match: A delicious aperitif; it is brilliant with fish and especially shellfish. It is also a great match with vegetarian dishes.