Tomada de Castro

Tomada de Castro comes from Val do Salnés, the original and oldest sub-zone of the Rias-Baixas D.O. in northwest Spain.  Elisabeth and her father Carlos started his incredible family-run Adega in 1998, producing their own wines in a region that is farmed in tiny individual parcels.  Their estate fruit (only 7 hectares) is grown in pergola using sustainable methods, encouraging the vines to draw necessary nutrients from the natural soils and climate.  Likewise in the cellar, this team practices minimal intervention, using only native yeast fermentations, working with the indigenous Albariño varietal, and allowing the wine to express the different plots of their land without the use of oak.  The result is a true Albariño, full of character and with exceptional quality for its price.

Wine Appellation
Tomada de Castro ‘Flor de Verano’ Albarino Rias Baixas
Tomada de Castro Albarino Rias Baixas
Available in: New Hampshire
Grown: Spain
Rias Baixas
The beautiful Northwest corner of Spain is home to some of the freshest, and most exciting white wines of the world: Albariño from the Rias Baixas. The Galician Coast has a wonderful maritime climate that is exposed to plenty of rain, but also enjoys the perfect amount of sun for these whites to show their beautiful fruit. Originally named a DO in 1988, the region now has 5 wine producing sub-zones. Predominately layered with different mixes of granitic, rocky, and alluvial soils, each sub-zone’s distinct proximity to the ocean, the mountains, and the rivers, give these wonderful wines a distinct taste of the sea, earthy minerals, and focused fruit. Although other types of wines are produced here, Albariño is the grape that is always focused on, as well as enjoyed throughout the world.