Forjas del Salnes 2021 'Leirana' Albarino, Rias Baixas DO
Item Number: 17242
Sub Region: Rias Baixas
Appellation/AVA: Rias Baixas DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Albariño
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite with top layers of rocks and sand
Malolactic Fermentation: No
Winemaking Notes: The Leirana is fermented in 60% stainless steel and 40% large used foudre with lees.
Terroir Notes: Rías Baixas is tucked into the green rolling hills of the northwest corner of Spain, just above Portugal, hugging the deep blue Atlantic coastline. It is a breathtaking region overall, and the subregion of Val do Salnes, the birthplace of Albariño, is no exception. Within the five unique subzones that fall under the D.O. Rías Baixas, Val do Salnes’ proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes it the coolest and most fertile. It is only 5 meters above sea level. In fact, there are more Albariño vines planted in Val do Salnes than any of the other four subregions. The soil is pure granite with top layers of rocks and sand, which is perfect for the fresh, Albariño expression.
Tasting Notes: Leirana is a focused, mineral-driven Albariño featuring aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle and sea spray. Its mouthwatering acidity, juicy stone fruit flavors, and pronounced salinity make it a beautiful wine pairing for oysters, clams and mussels. It is produced from vines planted between 1952 and 1982.