GOLIARDO ESPADEIRO, FORJAS DEL SALNÉS
ORIGIN: Spain, Galicia
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Espadeiro
ALTITUDE: 10m a.s.l.
SOILS: Pebble and Sandy
FERMENTATION: In open barrels
AGEING: 12 months in 4th and 10th generation 500L barrels
It received the same elevage as the Louereiro and displays some similarities aromatically and on the palate. Peppery, herbal, balsamic, and leather notes along with a dollop of black fruits inform this wineï¿½s complex bouquet.
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.