Alberto Nanclares, Albarino Dandelion 2018Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
If you were ever hoping for a story of an accidental winemaker, hang tight. Alberto Nanclares and his wife uprooted from their home in the Basque country to the ocean side village of Castrelo. The small home they purchased incidentally came with some vineyards. While Alberto initially had no plans to make wine, the thought of farming nagged at him, and so, a winemaker was born. He invested in winemaking tools, eventually setting up shop in his garage. Conventional farming then turned into organic and biodynamic, an impressive feat for a region prone to viticultural difficulties, even using seaweed from the nearby Atlantic for composting. Alberto is making incredible grower Albariño, as well as Garnacha, Mencia, and other local varieties at incredible value.
Granbazan, Etiqueta Verde 2018Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Surrounded by some of the oldest grapevines in the Rías Biaxas (“ree-ahss buy-shahss”) appellation, GRANBAZÁN sits in a privileged spot near Cambados – the “world Albariño capital” – where sea breezes foster healthy vines and nearby mountains help maintain constant fresh temperatures year-round. The property started out in the 1960s as a farm for eucalyptus trees and feed for cattle. In 1981, second generation farmer Manuel Ortero Candeira decided to build an extraordinary neoclassical chateau and plant vines, turning the family’s interests entirely to fine wine.
For wine enthusiasts seeking a companion outdoor experience, GRANBAZÁN offers hiking and nearby points of great architectural and cultural importance.