AREAS DE ARRA, FORJAS DEL SALNÉS
ORIGIN: Spain, Galicia
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Albariño
ALTITUDE: 10m a.s.l.
SOILS: Beach sand dunes
FERMENTATION: Spontaneous in oak fudre without control of temperature
AGEING: 12 months in new 1500L fudres and 3 years in bottle
The wine is made in the traditional way, with minimal intervention in the process to keep the whole expression of the vineyard
Rodrigo Méndez and respected winemaker Raúl Pérez joined forces to produce not just some of the most astonishing Albariño available, but also the rare Galician reds that just a century beforehand were the pride of the region. Using traditional methods learnt over generations, Forjas del Salnés was born in a garage winery in 2005 and named after the ironworks set up by his grandfather, Francisco Méndez. Here they work the fruits from just 7.5 hectares of vines, grown in the villages of Meaño, Sanxenxo and Barro.