Granbazan winery a dream Albariño. In this second part we will talk about its wines, permanent standard of the winery.
Its qualities, characteristics, origins and tasting notes.
Granbazan Winery a dream Albariño.- Part 2
The youngest wine.
This is the youngest and freshest Albariño wine, which this winery produces with grapes from the farms it owns in the Salnés Valley, harvested by hand.
A comfortable Albariño to judge, with a point of residual sugar and a sparkling acidity.
Lucid and crisp in sight, a lemon yellow color with greenish sparks. Delicious and fruity on the nose, with floral, citrus aromas.
In the mouth, it shows fruitiness with refreshing acidity, and with a slight saline evocation.
The classic . Etiqueta Verde
Made from the best cold macerated musts mixing the tear and soft pressed Albariña grapes.
Grape of vines of more than 35 years coming from land with high granite content, on the banks of the Arousa estuary, with a marked Atlantic character.
Albariño of classic cut with the typicality of the subzone of Salnés, where citrus and green apple aromas predominate, with a fresh acidity, dry, and a aftertaste with a memory of the sea.
Straw yellow color, with green tones. Transparent and lustrous. Affable, floral, fresh fruit, citrus, wild herbs, Salnés varietal.
In the mouth it is strong and highlights its well integrated acidity and smoothness. Bold and balanced with a fine saline bitterness.
The emblem. Etiqueta Ambar
Processed only with flower musts of strains over 35 years old hand-harvested.
Careful selection of fruit from the vineyard.
Soft stripping and maceration at low temperature. Separation of the must by gravity. Controlled fermentation at low temperature and minimum rest on fine lees of 5 months.
Straw yellow color with greenish edge. Crystalline and bright. Of fruity intensity, varietal with tropical notes, very tasty, long and with a great alcohol – acid balance, in retronasal the varietal aromas of fine lees come out again. Long aftertaste with saline memories.
The pioneer Albariño Limousin
The path of this great wine began at the end of the 80s, when the first experiments with French oak barrels began.
During the last harvests, the technique has been refined to achieve a wine with a perfect balance between wood and fruit.
The grapes come from the highest part of the Tremoedo farm, with very low yields, where green pruning, leafless and long maceration of the musts have been made to increase the life of this wine. It is the first of the Albariños aged in oak.
Radiant, pale yellow. On the nose, very complex, white flowers, stone fruit with hints of apricot and aromas from the delicate aging: roasted, vanilla and very subtle smoked to respect the varietal aroma.
In the mouth it is unctuous, fresh with a dry finish, with a very varietal retronasal with spicy touches, very long persistence.
The best vintage. Don Alvaro de Bazan wine
It is an albariño made from grapes from old vines of the highest part of the Tremoedo estate.
Very poor soils, with little fruit load, where it has become leafless, pruning in green and the incidence of sun in the clusters is very high.
The size of the berry is noticeably smaller than average.
Cold macerated, fermentation at a very low temperature followed by a 12 month rest on lees, giving the wine an extra dimension of aromas and roundness in the mouth.
Perfect evolution in bottle up to 5 years.
In sight, straw yellow with golden tones is detected. Clean and bright.
On the nose, the aromas of flowers, mimosa, acacia, white fruits, apple, pear, citrus, fine lees, on a mineral background stand out.
In the mouth it is fresh, with a lot of volume, citrus, floral, long and balanced.
An Unforgettable Walk
The privileged geographical situation of the Bodegas GRANBAZÁN, makes it a perfect place to go hiking, enjoy its forests, rivers and mill routes, as well as numerous nearby points with great architectural and cultural wealth.
Located just 2 km from the estuary and Isla de Arosa, surrounded by a landscape that makes it even more special.
It is worth mentioning the viewpoint of Mount Lobeira, a beautiful balcony towards the Atlantic Ocean.
As nearby points with great architectural and cultural wealth: Cambados wine museum (5 km.), Pontevedra (25 km), Santiago de Compostela (55 km.), Vigo (35 km.)
In addition, one of the routes of the Camino de Santiago passes through the farm – Portuguese road – in its coastal variant. Bodega Granbazan a dream albariño.
By Ángel Marqués Ávila. Journalist