Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2019 - SPIRITED Wines
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Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2019
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Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2019

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Category White Wine
Region Spain, Galicia, Rias Baixas
Brand Forjas del Salnes
Alcohol/vol 13%
This is a wine of power, elegance and salinity that can truly stand among the best white wines of the world. The salinity of Leirana makes it a natural pair for scallops, oysters and shellfish of all kinds, as well as the classic octopus dish, pulpo gallego.
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The first Albariño to be bottled is the 2019 Leirana, which I was also able to compare with the 2018 vintage. It's the one that represents the character of the Valle del Salnés, as it's produced with grapes from different villages across the valley. This ferments in a combination of 60% stainless steel vats and 40% oak foudres, where the wine matures for six months. Contrary to what I've seen at other addresses, this 2019 is very closed and backward; it's a vintage with very high acidity, citrus and salt. This is still a little too young. 30,000 bottles produced. The first lot of two was bottled in February 2020, when they used a little more wine from the foudre to make it more approachable, because the market demands the wines very early, and especially in 2019, the acidity is very sharp.

Luis Gutierrez, June 11, 2020