Caiño Tinto | Zarate

Made from one of the three indigenous grape varietals of Val do Salnes– Loureiro Tinto and Espadeiro being the other two—this constitutes somewhat of a cultural heritage project, as Zarate have some of the only remnant plantings of these once-dominant local varietals. Lots of bright red fruit and fresh acidity, complemented by well-integrated oak.

Region:

Galicia

Appellation:

Rías Baixas

Variety / Blend:

Caiño Tinto:

Climate:

Atlantic

Soils:

Granitic clay

Farming:

Permanent natural cover and no use of chemicals. Some Biodynamic principles applied.

Altitude:

50 metres

Fermentation:

Native yeasts, in open-top oak foudre, followed by 4 weeks of daily pigeage

Ageing:

12 months in 2nd and 3rd use French oak

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