2016 Zarate Caino Tinto - Rias Baixas
750ml

0204864
$44.99
2016 Zarate Caino Tinto - Rias Baixas

Click to enlarge

Processing...

2016 Zarate Caino Tinto - Rias Baixas
750ml

$44.99

Not Yet Rated | Write the First Review
Details
And now for something completely different - a red from Galicia!  Though we (and pretty much everyone) love the regions's crisp whites there are red wines made in Rias Baixas as well.  This is made from the little-known and almost lost indigenous Caino Tinto grape.  It's very much a labor of love - kind of a cultural reclamation project you can drink.

Zarate's vineyards are tended as lightly as possible, with permenent gorund covers growing under the vines, and no chemicals used.  Fermented in open-top oak vats using only the native yests, the wine then spends 12 months in 2nd and 3rd use French oak.  This is very much a cool climate red, with bright fruit and acidity to match, and the well integrated oak lending structure.  You definitely haven't had anything like it before.  It would be inceredible with a feast of grilled octopus, sardines, and potatos.


Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Be the first to rate this item!

Write Review