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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. This is not a wine for those afraid of a little acidity. It's pure, racy, and zesty, with pure citrus fruit and pronounced minerality. On the palate the wine is fleshed out by a slight yeasty edge, giving it lovely balance.
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.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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