Weekly Wine Sip – Pazo do Mar White

Since we are in the month of Spanish wine, I figured we would continue the theme. Pazo do Mar white was a wine we were introduced to by our favorite local wine and spirits shop. Luckily, we tried the wine at the store before purchase and I’m a sucker for a good white blend (especially from Spain).


Pazo do Mar White

Before this wine, I’ve not experienced a Ribeiro DO wine. I’ve got to say well done! The Ribeiro DO is the third oldest DO in Spain after Jerez and Rioja. Ribeiro is located in the northwest corner of Spain, sitting on top on Portugal, right next to the Rías Baixas DO.



The Facts:

  • Region: Ribeiro DO
  • Producer: Pazo do Mar
  • Grape(s): Godello, Torrontés, Treixadura
  • Year: 2015
  • Price: $13


Looks: This wine is a clear, bright white white with a lemon-green color

Nose: The smell is very clean and fresh, with medium intensity aromas of flowers, chalk, pear, guava and banana peel.

Taste: This is a dry wine with medium plus acidity and no tannins. The flavors are light; pineapple, lemon, apple, honey, and bananas with a touch of tartness.

Food Pairings: Try this wine with Seafood dishes and salads


I really enjoyed this wine. We paired this with a salad of fresh corn, peppers, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro and avocado.  This wine is made for the summer heat and so refreshing. Although it’s September, it was almost 80 degrees in Minnesota today (yes it’s get hot in Minnesota) so I’m still holding on to the crisp, white wines.


Do you have a favorite Spanish white wine? We would love to here your recommendations in the comments section below.



About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto