Terroir: Granitic soil.
Age of Vines: Old vines over 60 years old.
Vinification: The wine is made in the traditional way, with minimal intervention in the process to keep the whole expression of the vineyard. Once fermented, the wine is aged for months in oak foudres.
‘Maria Luisa Lazaro’: named after Rodrigo Méndez’s grandmother, only the second time this wine has been made (previous vintage, 2005, was released in 2011). 60-year-old vineyard in Meaño known for producing very high acidity in its grapes, it’s very long aging process meant to ‘tame’ the acidity and let the complexity these grapes are capable of expressing emerge. This is incredible Albariño. Spontaneous fermentation, one year in stainless steel, a further year of aging in small foudre, bottled January 2016.
- Spain, Galicia
- Forjas del Salnés
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve