The Forjas del Salnés w inery is located in northwesternSpain, in the Rías Baixas region of Galicia. Most of the wine produced in this part of the country is white. The Forjas del Salnés winery stands out for its high-quality red wine production. Founded in the mid-2000s, it is now run by Rodrigo Méndez. Rodrigo's great-grandfather, Franscico Méndez, planted vines in Meaño almost a century ago. The Bodegas Forjas del Salnés project includes the production of red wines in this region, which benefits from the DO Rías Baixas appellation. Raúl Pérez, Spain's renowned oenologist, collaborates with Rodrigo Méndez on the Forjas del Salnés estate.
Geographical location of the Forjas del Salnés estate
The Forjas del Salnés estate is located north of Pontevedra, in Galicia. It extends over three hectares of vines, located at an altitude of less than 100 meters. The estate comprises seven vineyards, some with red grape varieties and others with white. The climate in this part of the country is temperate. It is influenced by the Atlantic coast. In the Rías Baixas region, humidity is exceptionally high and protects the vines. This specificity enables the Forjas del Salnés estate to work with very old vines.
Wines of the Forjas del Salnés estate
Forjas del Salnés produces wine from ancient native red grape varieties. These include caíño, espadeiro and loureiro tinto. The white variety albariño is also widely represented. The estate produces both single-varietal and blended wines. The wines are aged in oak barrels or stainless steel vats. Vinification is traditional, with minimal intervention. Domaine Forjas del Salnés wines reflect Galicia's distinctive terroir of great minerality.