GOLIARDO TINTO, FORJAS DEL SALNÉS
ORIGIN: Spain, Galicia
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
VARIETY/BLEND: Caiño, Loureiro, Espadeiro and Souson
ALTITUDE: 10m a.s.l.
SOILS: Pebble, Sandy and Granitic
AGEING: 12 months in 225L and 500L barrels and 1500L foudre4th to 10th year
It is a fresh and mouth-watering red wine with red fruits, black tea and undergrowth, medium body and balanced finish.
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.