Forjas del Salnés - Leirana 2017
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Rias Baixas, Galicia - Spain
Leirana Albariño is a white wine produced n the D.O Rías Baixas by the winery Forjas del Salnés.
Leirana Albariño is a small family winery located in Salnés (Pontevedra). One of the collaborators is the illustrious oenologist Raúl Pérez from Bierzo, one of the most authoritative voices on the Spanish wine scene.
Leirana Albariño is 100% produced from the variety Albariño. The grapes originate from a 4 hectares of old, 40-70 year old vines, planted in sandy granite soils.
For this traditional production, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. Once finalised the wine rests on its lees.
Before being released onto the market, the wine is lightly filtered.
Furthermore, 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.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING: Naturally occurring fermentation with its own yeast. No malolactic fermentation
TASTING NOTES: Pale, green-tinged yellow. Bright and sharply focused on the nose, displaying incisive Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, quinine and mineral scents, along with a hint of ginger in the background. Dry, taut and light on its feet, offering intense, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors that show no excess weight. Closes on a spicy note, displaying strong, floral-tinged persistence.