White Wine Leirana Finca Genoveva 2014
White wine made from old-vines Albariño in Rías Baixas, aged for 12 months in oak.
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This is the new vintage of one the best and most sought-after Albariño wines produced in Rías Baixas.
Crafted by the respected Forjas del Salnés winery, Leirana Finca Genoveva 2014 is made from grapes coming from a single 1.5-hectare plot.
That plot is planted with indigenous white grapes -and also with some precious red varieties, such as Caíño.
Most of the vines are centenary, and some of them are over 200 years old.
This white wine from Rías Baixas was vinified in a most exquisite manner following minimal intervention techniques, quite similar to those used in days of yore.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were fermented using indigenous yeasts and aged in old French wooden vats for 12 months with no stirrings.
Before its bottling, the wine was delicately filtered and aged for a further months in the cellar.
Leirana Finca Genoveva was formerly known as Leirana Barrica, but it had its name changed for bureaucratic reasons.
Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate correspondent in Spain, recently gave this wine an astonishing 95-point score.
Very bright, clean straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Elegant aromas of aromatic herbs, citrus, mineral, white flowers and spices.
Delicate and fresh, showing a solid structure and a first-class acidity. The wine has an amazing focus and a world-class precision. Mineral suggestions, remebrances of lemon zest, flowers and aromatic herbs and. Very long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Leirana Finca Genoveva 2014 is a terroir-oriented, small production white wine with a great ageing potential.
Loirana Finca Genoveva 2013:
Loirana Finca Genoveva 2012:
Parker 94 and Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Poultry, Risotto, Roasted fish, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|