Adegas Castro Brey "Distinto" 2016

  • Rías Baixas, known more for their white wines - and infamous for Albariño - is where this rare wine (and Despaña exclusive) from Adegas Castro Brey is made. Specifically, the Ribeira do Ulla subzone, a few kilometers from Santiago de Compostela. “DisTinto” is from 50-year-old Caiño Tinto vines, a thick-skinned, ruby-hued varietal that is only seen in Portugal or Galicia and produces wines that are light-bodied, lower in alcohol, clean and taut.

    Reminiscent to a red from the Jura, it is relatively fruit-minimal and packs some perky acidity to make your mouth water. Only the second time they have made this wine and production is around 1,333 bottles. Aged in used French oak for 6 months, not that this imparts any flavors of wood in the wine. Just helps to balance the wine beautifully. Pair this with grilled seafood, clams & scallops, as well as vegetable dishes. Perfect for those that prefer a red for apero hour. Serve with a chill as we transition into warmer weather ahead.