Forjas del Salnes is the project of Rodrigo "Rodri" Mendez, a close friend and collaborator with the world-famous winemaker Raul Perez. The winery was started in 1912 by Rodri’s uncle and currently consists of a mere 3 hectares of vineyards spread over 6 different fields. Some vines were already old when the family purchased them, with the oldest estimated to be from the 1830s! Yes, 180 years ago! The wines are all within view of the Atlantic Ocean and reflect the maritime influence with a certain salinity and briskness that makes them especially food-friendly.
This particular wine is in the “sec” category – though there is no perceptible sweet taste (just luscious fruitiness), the small amount of residual sugar shows itself in the texture,...
Structured to the palate, with intense notes of citrus and exotic fruits, full bodied and rich, with after taste finish of mature fruits.
Bright acidity and citrus fruit mark this robust 100% Chardonnay from northern Burgundy. The balance comes from the classic minerality expected in this appelation that is actually closer to Champagne...