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NOTES: Balsamic, Mint Apricot, Quince Orange Saline
BODY: Medium -
ACIDITY: Medium +
ALCOHOL (%): 12.5
ORIGIN: Galicia (Rias Baixas, Ribeiro), Spain
MAKER: Forjas del Salnés
- Albariño (Alvarinho)
FERMENTATION: Natural Heavy Wood
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Steamed crab, sashimi, seafood hot pot
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Mariscada (octopus, mussels, clams, prawns and lobster)
Forjas del Salnés Leirana Albariño 2021
Forjas del Salnés Cos Pes is a sensational Orange wine made from Albarino. Intense and bright golden colour. Expressive bouquet with aromas of stone fruit, citrus and balsamic notes. Plenty of freshness and minerality on the palate, along with great structure and a well-balanced acidity. Apricot and quince flavours with a good dose of orange citrus, saline minerals and a minty background.
100% Albarino. The fruit comes from a single vineyard of old vines, aged between 40 and 50 years. The vines grow in granitic sandy soils covered with a layer of humus over granit bedrock. The vineyard is located very near the sea in the region of Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas 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.
Manual harvest and selection of grapes. Once in the winery, the grapes go through a gentle pressing until they ferment. After the fermentation, the wine macerates with the skins in vats of used oak for 12 months.
Ageing potential: up to 10 years.