When visiting the Galician mansion of Pazo de Señorans, you are taken back in time to the days when Galicia was a rural, feudal and matriarchal society at the forefront of 19th century Spanish naturalism. Now converted into a winery, the mansion is a magnificent example of the ancestral Galician houses that were once built in the countryside of Atlantic Spain. The ‘Pazo,’ or country palace, dates back to the 16th century and its magnificent gardens, palatial mansion and vineyards have been fastidiously taken care of by the Bueno/Marque family, which transformed the estate into a state-of-the-art winery in the early 1980s.
The wines produced at Pazo de Señorans are made from the Albariño grape variety, which is the most traditional grape of Galicia and which many consider to be the ‘noblest of all the varieties in Spain.’ From harvest to the bottle, the grapes are handled with almost loving care: they are picked by hand, delivered to the winery in small 18kg boxes, macerated in a pneumatic press and fermented in stainless steel vats. The wines are aged for long periods in stainless steel tanks, in some cases as long as 36 months, in order to ensure the wines acquire great character and complexity.
In addition to experiencing a VIP tour of that the mystical Pazo de Señorans encompasses, you will also be able to taste their award-winning Albariño, highly sought-after ‘Selección de Añada’ (which in terms of complexity and subtlety, is on a much higher plane) and their famous ‘orujos,’ which are exceptional liqueurs that are distilled from grape seeds and skins and infused with a variety of unique herbs and flavours.