GOLIARDO LOUREIRO, FORJAS DEL SALNÉS
ORIGIN: Spain, Galicia
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Loureiro
ALTITUDE: 10m a.s.l.
SOILS: Pebble and Sandy
FERMENTATION: In open 100% stainless steel vats destemming
AGEING: 12 months in 500L barrels from 4th to 10th generation
With a nose of ripe black fruits and notes of underbrush for an intense, mineral sip.
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.