rom generation to generation Constantina's family have lived and made wine in Rias Baixas, around 2km from the Atlantic, and it’s on this same land that Constantina’s vines grow. The majority of Constantina’s vines are pie franco and have considerable age - predominantly native Albariño, they are trained in the traditional pergola method typical of Rias Baixas, growing along wires suspended by tall granite pillars creating a raised canopy (necessary in a region which receives over three times the annual rainfall of London!). Though Constantina’s bodega is in the heart of the Rias Baixas she chooses to work outside of the DO due to their restrictive rules which demand inoculation with artiificial yeast, filtration and mandatory levels of sulphur in all wines that contain the DO’s stamp. The wines she produces are singular, honest and pure representations of the Albariño grape and proof that one can make wines that scream of this humid, mild and wild Atlantic terroirs without having to manipulate chemically or physically.
These grapes come from 30 year old Albariño on granite. The whole bunches are pressed directly and the juice is then aged in stainless steel for just under a year. A pure and saline expression of the variety and its region, with that edgy acidity that comes from the granite soil. We read a great customer review that described Rosalia as "salty melons making love to grapefruit rind" - perfect.
Pair with: seafood, sunshine, sea air