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Bastion de la Luna

This is a medium red wine with a spicy, black peppery nose that is typical of Caiño (local red grape). There are also some herbaceous and floral notes found on the palate. It’s a medium-bodied, silky wine with a slight salinity and a long finish. Good with duck and other roasted red meats.

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₱ 1,715.00 ₱ 1,715.00 1715.0 PHP

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Product-Type: Wine
Vintage: 2014 2015 2018
Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Estate: Forjas del Salnes
Appellation: Rias Baixas
Type: red
Fermentation: Natural
Style: Savory & Powerful
Blend/Grape Variety: caino espadeiro loureiro mencia
Volume: 750 ml
Alcohol: 12.00%
Wine-Making Process: Organic
Price Point: 1,501 to 2,000
FOOD PAIRING: RED MEATS: Roasted
FOOD PAIRING: POULTRY / PORK / VEAL: Grilled
FOOD PAIRING: CHEESES: Hard Aged Cheeses (cow, sheep)


In the 1970s, most vintners in Rías Baixas were pulling up their old red grape vines to make way for the more productive, more en vogue, Albariño. Thankfully, the Méndez family were doing the exact opposite, planting more of the traditional vines, such as Caiño, Espadiero and Louriero Tinto, in a successful attempt to preserve and revive this central element of Galician heritage.

This mission of preservation was kick-started in earnest during the early years of the 21st Century, when Rodrigo Méndez and respected winemaker Raúl Pérez joined forces to produce not just some of the most astonishing Albariño available, but also the rare Galician reds that just a century beforehand were the pride of the region. Using tradition methods learnt over generations, Forjas del Salnes was born in a garage winery in 2005, and named after the ironworks set up by his grandfather, Francisco Méndez. Here they work the fruits from just 7.5 hectares of vines, grown in the villages of Meaño, Sanxenxo and Barro.

Today, Rías Baixas is still mostly synonymous with white wine, the vast majority of which is from cloned Albariño, but Forjas del Salnés is a unique jewel on the landscape, with its elegant, light reds the talk of the Spanish wine movement, and its own take on Albariño a testament to the age-old processes of natural winemaking and respect for the environment.