Goliardo Forjas del Salnes Rias Baixas 2020

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All occasions

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Ruby Red, Complex, Classy

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Goliardo Forjas del Salnes Rias Baixas, natural wine, Caino, Espadeiro, Loureiro & Souson, granite soil, a wine with tension, ripe fruit, great balance, a crowd pleaser. Forjas have some of the most incredible old vines and vineyard sites in Europe. The granitic soils give tension and minerality to the wine.  The rare grapes give an intriguing array of aromas from herbs, mint, olive, and ripe berries to smokiness and savoury characters. This new vintage of Goliardo Forjas is medium bodied.  There are ripe fresh red berries on the palate with a smooth texture, fresh acidity and a long length. Aromas are superb and complex and it is an all round delicious red which would go with anything.  Think Loire Cabernet Franc with a bit more sunshine….

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural
Producer Forjas Del Salnes
Country Spain
Region Rias Baixas, Spain
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Caino, Espadeiro, Loireiro
Terroir Granite, very near to the sea, flat vineyards
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Old barrels of 225L and 250L for 1 year
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-6 years
Food Matching Charcuterie, Poultry, Red Meat

A stone’s throw away from the Atlantic ocean located in Val do Salnés in the north of Rias Baixas, this bodega is owned by the Méndez family.

The soil in his vineyards is granitic sand, covered with a layer of humus, over granite bedrock. It is very poor, fast draining soil that vines struggle in and phylloxera cannot live in, hence many of the vineyards are deceptively old, up to 200 years! Even his joven Albariño comes from vines with an average age of 40 years. The recovery of century-old vineyards of indigenous red varieties, such as Caíño, Espadeiro and Loureiro, in addition to the white Albariño from old vineyards, are the base of their wines and a clear reflection of the terroir: wines full of freshness, with a perfect minerality and ample sensations.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Goliardo Forjas del Salnes Rias Baixas 2020