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Characteristics of Leirana Finca Genoveva
Leirana Finca Genoveva is a white wine from Rías Baixas, prepared by Forges del Salnés (Pontevedra).
This is a small family owned winery under the hand of Rodrigo Mendez, grandson of Francisco Méndez, one of the founders of Rías Baixas. The winery also has the support of the famous Spanish winemaker, Raul Perez.
Leirana Finca Genoveva is a varietal Albariño. The grapes come from a single farm, Finca Genoveva, from old vines over 150 years old.
To prepare Leirana Finca Genoveva a harvest and manual selection is made. The wine is made in the traditional way, with minimal intervention in the process to keep the whole expression of the vineyard.
Once fermented, Leirana Finca Genoveva ages for 12 months in oak foudres.
The Albariño grape is a spanish white variety with a strong floral and terpene character, ideal for producing not only young fresh and aromatic whites, but also (barrel) aged wines. Initially the DO. Rías Baixes was only seen as a region of great hope for Spanish whites, but it has managed to turn this hope into reality.
Forjas do Salnés is one of those wineries from Galicia with a rebellious and ground-breaking spirit, that seriously opted to make high-quality red wines in an area with a prevailing production of whites. The recovery of century-old vineyards of hardly known red varieties, such as Caíño, Espadeiro and Loureiro, in addition to the white Albariño from the old vineyard, are the base of their wines and a clear reflection of the terroir: wines full of freshness, with a perfect minerality, ample sensations and with a surprising evolution.