Picture the sun beating down on your face, and you've just finished a hike through the valleys of Rias Baixas along the coast. Sweat pours down your forehead, and you are parched, needing relief as you gaze through the countryside, a faint breeze brushing your shoulder. Suddenly, as if a mirage, a glistening bottle of Constantina Sotelo Maristerra sits in a clay pot, caked in its own precipitation due to the ice it swims in. You find yourself running towards this beacon of hope, using all but the last energy you have. Upon reaching the vessel, you claim your prize, swigging long, deep drags of this wine that tastes of the sea and a bounty of fresh lemons. You feel fulfilled; you feel energized. Today is a good day.
The wines that Constantina creates are pure and honest and are a singular expression of wild Atlantic terroirs. This particular Albariño is made in clay without maceration but ages for 10 months on the lees. The grapes are from 50-year-old vines roughly 200 meters from the Atlantic Coast.
- Area: Spain, Rias Biaxas
- Grapes: Albariño