Varieties: Caiño Tinto
Type: Red Wine
Region & Country: Rías Baixas, Spain
Description: Rías Baixas lies in the North Western corner of Spain, within the greater autonomous region of Galicia. Its proximity to the Atlantic is responsible for its maritime climate, providing more rainfall here than any other Spanish wine region. This has earned the region its nickname 'green Spain'. Most wine production here is focused on white wines with a few indigenous grape varieties, with very little red wine produced, only accounting for about 0.74% of total production.
Maverick Rodrigo Méndez see the potential of the region's indigenous black grape varieties and produces this stunning and elegant Goliardo wine the the Caiño Tinto variety. If you're a fan of Burgundy and lighter styled red wines with great depth and freshness, this would be right up your alley. The vines are planted on granitic and sandy soils of the Val do Salnes, and produces a total of about 4000 bottles a year only. The wines are fermented and aged in large wooden vats for about 12 months.