FORJAS DEL SALNES, Baixas “Finca Genoveva” 6 Bottle Case 75cl

"There's a lot of depth, detail and elegance, and it should develop well in the bottle. It is very balanced and harmonious. " R. Parker

This is a masterpiece from Galicia, the Caíño, with only 1500 bottles produced; it has a wild nose with notes of wild strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and a few hints of cocoa and camphor. On the palate the wine is rich but structured, with a beautiful mineral purity and slightly minty notes. A wine that highlights this variety indigenous to the region, a high-flying vintage we are proud to offer in small quantities to our wine-lover clients.

A stone’s throw away from the Atlantic ocean located in Val do Salnés in the north of Rias Baixas, this bodega is owned by the Méndez family. The soil in his vineyards is granitic sand, covered with a layer of humus, over granite bedrock. It is very poor, fast draining soil that vines struggle in and phylloxera cannot live in, hence many of the vineyards are deceptively old, up to 200 years! Even his joven Albariño comes from vines with an average age of 40 years. The recovery of century-old vineyards of indigenous red varieties, such as Caíño, Espadeiro and Loureiro, in addition to the white Albariño from old vineyards, are the base of their wines and a clear reflection of the terroir: wines full of freshness, with a perfect minerality and ample sensations.

A few must haves

Customer Reviews View on Amazon

  out of 5 stars

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star