LEIRANA ALBARIŇO, FORJAS DEL SALNÉS
ORIGIN: Spain, Galicia
APPELLATION: Rias Baixas
VARIETY/BLEND: 100% Albariño
ALTITUDE: 60m a.s.l.
SOILS: Granitic and Sandy
FERMENTATION: Stainless 20% Fudre 80%
AGEING: 6 months
Leirana Albariño is earning a great name for its self. The 2012 vintage was names by the New York Times as the best wine from the D.O Rías Baixas.
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.