Dandelion Albariño

Dandelion Albariño

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Nanclares y Prieto
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Varietal(s): 100% Albarino

Country: Spain

Region: Galicia

Appellation: Rias Baixas

Nose: Lily, white peach, lemon, honeydew melon, grapefruit

Palate: Grapefruit, white peach, lemon, green apple, sea brine, crushed rock. Zippy acidity, nervy and tense

Winemaking Notes: Blend of plots, ranging from 25-70 years old on granite/sandy soils. Organic fruit, biodynamic principles. Full cluster pressed, native yeasts, fermented entirely in stainless steel. Batonage for 3 months, aged on lees for 6 months until bottling. Lightly filtered, unfined

Winemaking Notes: Blend of plots, ranging from 25-70 years old on granite/sandy soils. Organic fruit, biodynamic principles. Full cluster pressed, native yeasts, fermented entirely in stainless steel. Batonage for 3 months, aged on lees for 6 months until bottling. Lightly filtered, unfined

Producer Notes: Founded in 1992 by a retired economist, Alberto Nanclares, who bought a seaside estate that happened to have some vineyards. He established a tiny winery in his garage and began making small amounts of wine: gradually his production grew, and he now has 2.5 ha of organic vines, many with biodynamic practices, all with low yields and low production. Alberto worked with an enologist for many years, but took over winemaking himself in 2007. He has different wild yeasts for each parcel, and eschews adding potassium to his wine, something practiced by many winemakers to soften the acidity of Albarino

Area Notes: Wine zone in the Galicia region of Northwestern Spain, along the Atlantic coast. This is the home of Albarino, which is also a key varietal in Vinho Verde in Portugal’s Minho region directly to the south. Heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean: tons of precipitation and cool mist and fog helps keep temperatures low to develop Albarino’s signature acidity. Soils are primarily granite based, further underscoring the minerality found in the wines