Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2020 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2020 750ml
SKU: 70232

Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2020

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Category White Wine
Origin Spain, Galicia
Brand Forjas del Salnes
Alcohol/vol 13%
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.
Wine Advocate
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The vibrant 2020 Leirana was produced with a blend of 60% wine matured in used oak foudre and the rest stainless steel, as the wine has very high acidity (9 to 9.5 grams with a pH of 2.99!) and doesn't go through malolactic; so, it is very sharp, and the higher percentage of oak makes it a little rounder. It's powerful and pungent, serious and with granite minerality, showcasing the serious style of the whites from 2020. It has moderate alcohol (12.9%) and an electric palate that is clean and tasty, with a stony finish. 30,000 bottles produced. There are two lots that are not identifiable, the first of which was filled in March 2021, the second one in July.

February 28, 2022
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Light-bodied but intense and focused, this white delivers white flower, chalky and briny notes and a core of peach and lime. Drink now through 2025.

February 28, 2022

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