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Part of the Marqués de Vargas group since 2003, the estate occupies 30 hectares in the Condado do Tea sub-area, the furthest inland in the DO Rías Baixas. The pazo that presides over the estate is a traditional Galician manor house built on the 16th century, along with the San Amaro chapel and the old lagar (trough) which confirms the estate's long-standing wine tradition.

The vines are planted in descending terraces towards the Miño river, creating a natural amphitheatre facing south which guarantees plenty of sunlight for the Albariño grapes. Soils are alluvial on the riverbanks with pebbles on the hillsides and higher plots. Other varieties found in the estate are Loureiro, Treixadura and Torrontés.

The two wines in the portfolio are both made from estate grapes. Pazo San Mauro (around €12 in Spain) is the entry level white and is made from 100% Albariño. Sanamaro (€14) involves a careful grape selection in the vineyard and includes 5% Loureiro. Both are fermented in stainless steel deposits, but Sanamaro requires plenty of work with the lees using bâtonnage.

TASTING NOTES

Pazo San Mauro 2014 Blanco
Sanamaro 2012 Blanco