The best white wines from Galicia to pair with seafood this Christmas

The Christmas dates are approaching when the consumption of this delicacy increases notably. The occasion deserves to be accompanied by some of the best proposals from Rías Baixas or the Ribeira Sacra.

Dates are approaching when shellfish consumption, mainly from the Galician estuaries, increases notably. It is the occasion to accompany them with some outstanding Galician white wines made with native varieties, such as Albariño, Godello, or Treixadura. Wines capable of offering intense fruitiness with timely citrus freshness and a long salty finish. There is no better harmony for such an exquisite delicacy. And with these ten wines, we have listed below, success is assured.

  1. Pazo de Señorans Vintage Selection 2012
  • Winery : Pazo de Señorans. Vilanoviña, Meis (Pontevedra).
  • Telephone : 986 71 53 73.
  • Web : pazodesenorans.com
  • DO : Rías Baixas.
  • Type : white aging on lees, 13%.
  • Strains : 100% Albariño.
  • Price : 35 euros.
  • Score : 9.9 + / 10. 

Tasting: A unique aromatic expression where ripe fleshy fruit, white flowers, brioche notesfield herbs, and citrus freshness make up a seductive landscape. Tasty, smooth, broad, and of great finesse.

  1. Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas 2020
  • Winery : Gerardo Méndez. Meaño (Pontevedra).
  • Telephone : 986 74 70 46.
  • Web : bodegasgerardomendez.com
  • DO : Rías Baixas.
  • Type : white aging on lees, 13.5%.
  • Strains : albariño.
  • Price : 30 euros.
  • Score : 9.9 / 10.

Tasting. Superb nose, complex, deep, and elegant, in which ripe fruit, hints of orange blossom water, citrus fruits, and pastries stand out. Fat and juicy, the salty notes stand out at the end of the mouth and its long aftertaste.

  1. As Sortes Val do Bibei 2019
  • Winery : Rafael Palacios. To Rúa (Ourense).
  • Telephone : 988 31 01 62.
  • Web : rafaelpalacios.com
  • DO : Valdeorras.
  • Type : white aging, 14%.
  • Strains : godello.
  • Price : 45 euros.
  • Score : 9.8 / 10.

Tasting. An aromatic offering of suggestive nuances, with fleshy fruit, wildflower, grass, and smoked vanilla perfectly integrated with the fine wood. It is delicately concentrated, creamy, with a refined finish on the palate.

  1. Pazo Barrantes Gran Vino 2019
  • Winery : Pazo de Barrantes. Barrantes (Pontevedra).
  • Telephone : 986 71 82 11.
  • Web : pazobarrantes.com
  • DO : Rías Baixas.
  • Type : white aging, 13%.
  • Strains : albariño.
  • Price : 35 euros.
  • Score : 9.8 / 10.

Tasting. A great white that is defined by the complexity of its aromatic landscape, its notes of fleshy fruit, dried grass, hints of pastries add an elegant floral touch. Balanced, it reaffirms its presence with softness and elegance.

  1. Lapena 2015
  • Winery : Dominio do Bibei. Manzaneda (Ourense).
  • Telephone : 988 29 44 53.
  • Web : domaindobibei.com
  • DO : Ribeira Sacra.
  • Type : white aging, 14%.
  • Strains : godello.
  • Price : 53 euros.
  • Score : 9.7 + 10.

Tasting. This wine seduces with its misty aroma, where the white, ripe, and fresh fruit is twinned with the balsamic notes and the memory of white flowers. Tasty, delicate, and elegant, it expresses the power of an unrepeatable terroir.

  1. Pazo Baión Vides de Fontán 2016
  • Winery : Pazo Baión. Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra).
  • Telephone : 636 80 02 34.
  • Web : pazobaion.com
  • DO : Rías Baixas.
  • Type : white aging, 14%.
  • Strains : albariño.
  • Price : 30 euros.
  • Score : 9.7 / 10.

Tasting. Suggestive aroma, with delicate floral notes harmonizing with notes of ripe white fruit, highlighted by citrus freshness and sustained by a solid background of spices and light toasties. Tasty and succulent, but graceful.

  1. O Gran Meín Castes Brancas 2019
  • Store : Viña Meín-Emilio Rojo. Leiro (Ourense).
  • Telephone : 983 87 80 20.
  • Web : vinamein-emiliorojo.com
  • DO : Ribeiro.
  • Guy : white aging on lees, 13%.
  • Strains : treixadura and others.
  • Price : 28 euros.
  • Score : 9.6 / 10.

Tasting. The wine captivates you with its aromatic proposal of ripe white fruit, its elegant floral play, its citrus freshness, its landscape of grass and mineral, which is resolved in the mouth with the robust splendor of authenticity.

  1. Armán Finca Misenhora 2018
  • Winery : Casal de Armán. Ribadavia, (Ourense).
  • Telephone : 699 06 04 64.
  • Web : casaldearman.net
  • DO : Ribeira Sacra.
  • Type : white aging on lees, 13.5%.
  • Strains : treixadura and some godello and albariño.
  • Price : 27 euros.
  • Score : 9.5 / 10.

Tasting. A white endowed with a liveliness that seduces by its aromas of exotic fruit, quince, flower, and hints of toasted almonds. It is classy, ​​elegant, and balanced; the acidity gives it nerve and persistence.

 

  1. Laureatus Dolium 2013
  • Winery : Laureatus. San Martiño de Meis (Pontevedra).
  • Telephone : 986 09 90 02.
  • Web : laureatus.es
  • DO : Rías Baixas.
  • Type : white aging, 13%.
  • Strains : albariño.
  • Price : 25 euros.
  • Score : 9.3 + / 10.

Tasting. White well endowed with the distinctive notes of ripe and exotic fleshy fruit, well framed in a landscape of aromatic herbs, warm spices, toasts, and fine lees. Tasty, smooth, and fresh on the palate.

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