Notes from Cardel Wines:
"Bodega de Forlong is a creation of two young entrepreneurs, in love with wine. They created Forlong; a little winery dedicated to the production of high quality wines, made in totally artisan way, so called “Auteur wines”. They focus on the quality of the grapes instead of the quantity. Forlongis an organic wine on the vine and in creation process. The vineyard receives biodynamic care including the use of an astrological planting calendar which helps to achieve a perfect function of the plants and high quality grapes. They focus on the primary aromas therefore preserving the terroir. Forlong's terroir is the “Albariza” a limestone-based soil. They believe that the fruits of their labor should be something shared with others so that those persons can take part in their joy, their pride and their sense of achievement through the pleasure of their wines.
Cuvee notes: “El amigo imaginario” (Imaginary friend) is a 100% Palomino that has been created as if it was a red wine. This wine ages in oloroso casks for 10 months, and continues to age in bottles for another 4 months . Wine is elaborated by following the prescriptions of the organic/biologic viniculture.
It has an amber color along with golden reflections, it is clean and with a very dense tear. On the nose it has aromas that are reminiscent of tropical fruits with nutty and roasted backdrops for the aging in oloroso barrels. We also note a chalky aroma that perfectly reminds one of its origin, the typical “Albariza” vineyard soil. A strong hint of salinity that is not uncommon for a palomino crianza wine."