Alberto Nanclares, Prieto Rias Baixas "Soverribas" Albarino 2018Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
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 other local varieties at incredible value.
By nature, Albariño is a variety linked with the sea due to its coastal surroundings and natural salinity expressed in the wine. Soverribas is a rare expression of Albariño coming from a single southfacing parcel. It is then aged in large French barrels for 11 months and bottled unfiltered with little usage of sulfites.