Castro Martín

Bodegas Castro Martín is located in the heart of the Salnes Valley, sub-zone of Rías Baixa, named for its salty proximity to the Atlantic. The wines here grow in pure granitic sands, and are 100% Albariño. The bodega's history can be traced back as far as 1887, and is still owned and run by the founding family. The winery was designed to move wine with gravity, and was the very first in the region to be equipped with stainless steel tanks, which, at that time, was considered to be an unnecessary extravagance! The current owner-winemaker Angela Martín is committed to the traditional pergola trellises, as the canopy affords her excellent bunch control and yield management. The reduced vine vigour also produces lower levels of malic acid in the wine, and thus naturally moderates the need for MLF in the bodega. Viticulture is as natural as possible, but not certified organic. The philosophy at Castro Martín is simple: to make the best quality wine possible at the most competitive price. The team are constantly re-examining their work, improving and including innovative techniques where possible, whilst still respecting the tradition of the region.

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