Forjas del Salnes Leirana Albarino 2020
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.
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.