Forjas del Salnes "Bastion de la Luna" 2016

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  • Varieties: 80% Caino, 15% Espadeiro, 5% Loureiro.

    Appearance: Deep currant hued.

    Nose: Fresh, with dark floral aromas, black peppercorns, and earthy-forest aspects.

    Palate: This is an Atlantic red with the spicy, black pepper nose, typical of Caiño, and a wild character of herbs and flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a silky, fine texture and great freshness, long and really tasty finish with a salty note.

    Vinification: Rodri Mendez is a lifelong viticulturist and incredible winemaker in Galicia. Here he uses single vineyard selections, old vines, coastal vines and very rare red varieties in the subzone Val do Salnes. Wines are fresh with balanced acidity and low in alcohol (12%). Vines planted in 1963 and fermented whole-cluster. 12 months in 8 year old French oak barrels. Only 3000 bottles produced! Considered the Best Galician red in 2018 by Wine & Spirits.

    Recommended Food Pairing: Serve cool, and with a white bean stew, classic Galician empanada, grilled pulpo, or with rice dishes.
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