Grape Variety: 20% Caiño / 80% Espadeiro
Producer: Constantina Sotelo
Region: Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic grapes (uncertified) were hand harvested and foot pressed before being macerated with the skins and stems for 3 weeks. Fermented with indigenous yeast and ages in amphora for 9 months. Bottled with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: Natural red wine made from very rare grape varieties that are indigenous to Galicia. Medium bodied with bold, fresh fruit flavours and high acidity. Aged in amphora so there are no wood flavours.
Notes on the Winemaker: Constantina Sotelo makes natural wine in the famous region of Rias Baixas, the home of Albariño. However, the wines she produces are very different to your typical bottles from here. She works outside the DO which requires wines to be filtered and sulphured and instead focusses on making honest and authentic expressions of Albariño and some local red varieties. In 2018, we visited her in the beautiful surroundings of this part of Spain to see the vineyards and taste the many wines she produces.