Leirana Albarino Forjas Del Salnes 2020

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A light lunch

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Pale, Aromatic, Easy

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Leirana Albarino Forjas Del Salnes – Rias Baixas The Albarinos from this producer are probably the best examples of the grape we have ever come across. Albarino is considered to be the Spanish gold of whites grapes for its colour and quality. The region of Rias Baixas where the best wine comes from is dominated by the Atlantic and is a green, lush and fertile land with high rainfall and punctuated with pine trees, chestnut and oak. Originally mined for Gold by the Romans, this is a region famous for its wild horses, celtic traditions and world class sea food. A delicious seafood wine, the Galicians would drink with Mariscada, a seafood fest of Octopus, mussels, clams, prawns and of course lobster!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural
Producer Forjas Del Salnes
Country Spain
Region Rias Baixas, Spain
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Albarino
Terroir Granitic sand, covered with a layer of humus, over granite bedrock
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Stainless steel
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Best drunk young
Food Matching Anything and Everything

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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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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