Constantina Sotelo | Aquelarre Sparkling Rosé

Sparkling watermelon Jolly Rancher

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Total party wine – tart with tons of crunchy bubbles, watermelon jolly rancher dusted with a touch of white pepper and a bit of cranberry sauce. This female winemaker became a fast favorite of ours when we tried her white wines and learned of her singular obsession with the Albariño grape. This is the exception to her obsession – she experimented with a native grape variety, Caiño, to make this sparkling rosé, and we approve!

Regular price $39

Type

Caiño

Sustainability

Organic

Origin

Rias Baixas, Spain

Alcohol

10.5%

Delicious With

Pairs well with earthy, spice and pepper flavors. The acidity from ingredients like tomatoes and salty bursts from capers, olives or Parmesan cheese are a nice complement to the bright tartness, and earthy cranberry flavors of the wine.

Their Cred

Constantina Sotelo is a female winemaker that’s been making wine for over 20 years. She has created a micro-project that truly stands out from other wineries in the Rias Baixas region of Spain. Driven by a fascination with the Albariño grape and its relation to different winemaking methods and materials, Sotelo primarily produces wines with this in a multitude of different ways – in clay amphora, cement eggs, chestnut barrels, stainless steel tanks – experimenting with every possible winemaking vessel. She is obsessively organic, using absolutely no sulfites, and still manages to produce pristine, stable wines, with brilliant clarity.