Nanclares y Prieto Rias Baixas Albariño , the best Albariño ever
So happy to have the new vintage of this in.
The 2021 has a beautiful amount of verve and clarity. It's a perfect vintage to showcase the wine's chalky and saline minerality. The wine flaunts a nicely expressive complexity with herbs, stone fruits, and gentle spices. People really love the wine's focus and refinement.
100% Albariño from a collection of plots in Meaño, Combados, Ribadumia, Meis, and Barro. The vines are 25-45 years old, and the plots are largely west facing and planted on sandy granitic soils. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and gently pressed without destemming in whole-bunches using a pneumatic press. The juice ferments with its native yeasts in stainless steel tank, then rests on the lees for 7 months in a mix of vessels, with weekly batonnage for the first month.