GOLIARDO CAIŇO, FORJAS DEL SALNÉS
ORIGIN: Spain, Galicia
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Caiño
ALTITUDE: 10m a.s.l.
SOILS: Granitic, Pebbled and Sandy
FERMENTATION: French oak open vat
AGEING: 12 months in 500L 10% new barrels
Smooth red wine. On the nose, its aromatic intensity stands out, with notes of wood, ripe fruit and subtle herbaceous notes. This fruity character is maintained on the palate, with acidity and medium body.
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.