Sauvage, Constantina Sotelo
Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Sauvage, Constantina Sotelo - 2020

Item # 49562 750mL

A dry skin-contact white made from ungrafted Albariño vines, this wines rests on the skins until fermentation is complete. Aged in traditional clay tinajas, this has aromas of dried apricots, licorice, and black tea. Pair with pulpo gallego.

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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


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Located on the Northeast coast of Spain, just north of the Portuguese border, Rías Baixas is home to the famed white grape varietal Albariño. These deliciously refreshing whites typically offer aromas of peach, apricot, and melon, backed by a steely minerality and a lean, crisp finish.

Albariño

The primary grape of the Rías Baixas (Lower Inlets) section of the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, Albariño is considered by many to be Spain's premier white wine. It also plays an important role in northern Portugal (where it is known as Alvarinho) as a component of Vinho Verde. The thick-skinned grapes thrive in the cool, windy climates of Galicia and northern Portgual, yielding intensely aromatic wines with typical aromas of almonds, white flowers, and stone fruits; the best examples...

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