O Raio da Vella Tinto

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Winemaker Notes

Aromas of ripe red plum, smashed cherry and bay leaf on the nose. The red currant fruit follows through on the palate along with cranberry, rhubarb, earl grey tea, cassis. The wine is balanced with outstanding freshness and slight salinity in the long finish.

Wine Information

Forjas del Salnés, came to life in 2005 when vineyard owner and winemaker Rodrigo Méndez began to revitalize a rare piece of Galician history that was fading; the production of red and estate white wines. Red wine production in Rías Baixas had been popular in the early 1900s, but many farmers uprooted their lower-yielding red grapes in the seventies in favor of planting the more productive white grapes. Early in 2000, Rodri's mission became clear: to execute his grandfather’s lifelong dream of grafting and replanting the nearly extinct, ancient coastal red varietals in Val do Salnes and revive the nearly forgotten wines of his family’s history. Taking his understanding of region’s rich viticultural past he drives his vision forward to produce Spain’s finest single vineyard Albariños and exceptional Galician reds.

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