Nanclares y Prieto Dandelion Albariño
Alberto Nanclares and Silvia Prieto make transparent, Atlantic-influenced wines, mainly with Albariño from old vines around the village of Cambados. Employing organic farming practices and a restrained hand in the cellar, the pair have managed something very rare: the refinement of Albariño into angular, age-worthy wines that express the fascinating terruños of Cambados and Rías Baixas. Alberto and Silvia have different backgrounds and personalities but come to winemaking with a meticulous and restless intensity. and a commitment to organic farming and fermentation with native yeasts. The Dandelion is 100% Albariño from vines that are 25-45 years old. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and gently pressed without destemming in whole bunches using a pneumatic press. The juice fermented with its native yeasts in stainless steel tank, then rested on the lees for 7 months in a mix of vessels. Fresh, high-acid, and supremely food-worthy!