Red Wine Goliardo Loureiro 2015

Red wine from Rías Baixas made from native grape Loureiro, aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 12º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rías Baixas
Mono-variety: Loureiro
Wineries: Forjas del Salnés
P 91 94 93

Availability: In stock

€28.10
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Belonging to the Tintos de Mar collection, Goliardo Loureiro is an exclusive Spanish red wine made from Loureiro, an almost extinct indigenous grape which has fortunately been recovered by the Forjas del Salnés winery.

Coming from the DO Rías Baixas, a region which, as is usually the case in Galicia, has a rich heritage of grape varieties, the old Loureiro grapevines had been lovingly preserved by Galician peasants, until the winery realized the potential of the grape, and decided to craft a single varietal wine.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks under a strict temperature control. After that, this red wine from Rías Baixas was transferred into 4th year French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.

Drink Goliardo Loureiro 2015 through 2027.

Decant a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Goliardo Loureiro has a very bright, clean cherry colour with a garnet rim and some violet tinges.

Nose

Exceptionally fragrant and characteristic, this Galician red wine suggests pristine notes of fresh flowers and red berries, alongside some balsamic notions, aromas of toast and spices, and some vegetal and mineral undertones.

Palate

Fresh and linear, this wine by Forjas del Salnés has a truly Atlantic, almost saline character, a light body, and an exceptional acidity. Red berries, some herbal notions, a salty touch and some mineral undertones. The tannins of Goliardo are still a bit raw, but this fact only adds more authenticity to the wine; besides, they will mellow over time. This single varietal Loureiro has a long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

If you want to surprise that blasé friend who seems to know everything about wine, try Goliardo Loureiro 2015. Truly a connoisseur's item, and a fine pice of work by Rodrigo Méndez.

OTHER VINTAGES

Goliardo Loureiro 2011:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Rías Baixas
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 91
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Loureiro
Pairings Aperitif, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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Unconventional in the best sense of the term. Little fruit, salty and mineral, super fresh, high acidity.
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