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Forjas del Salnés, 2016 'Leirana' Albariño

"2016 was a slow ripening year, and there was some rain. They waited for the grapes to recover, so the grapes for the 2016 Leirana were harvested a little later, with perfect ripeness and a little more body and lower acidity. But we're talking 13.4% alcohol and 8.6 grams of acidity (tartaric), very good figures. It's a very complete wine, with superb balance and freshness and without excessive acidity that can sometimes happen. This is still very young, but it will improve in bottle and possibly become one of the best, if not the best, vintages of Leirana. 30,000 bottles were filled in March 2017."

Forjas del Salnés, 2016 'Leirana' Albariño

Forjas del Salnés, 2016 'Leirana' Albariño

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2016 'Leirana' Albariño
Forjas del Salnés

VARIETY: 100% Albariño

VINEYARD:Vines planted from 1952 - 1982. Tended in sandy and granite soil at 5 m (16 ft) elevation. Located in Rías Baixas D.O. in the Val do Salnes. The soil is composed of layers of rocks and alluvial soil.

FERMENTATION:Native yeast fermentation of free run juice. Vinified with skin contact in neutral foudres. No malolactic fermentation.

AGING: 100% Unoaked, aged in stainless steel.

FUN FACTS: Winemaker Raul Perez states, "Harvest is always the same day, every vintage. The day before the rain comes.”

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