Alberto Nanclares

Rías Baixas

We admit it: we didn’t really need another Albariño. But when you learn about a producer like Alberto and you try his wines, you cannot help but make some room for him. Based around the town of Cambados, in the sub-region of Val do Salnés in Rías Baixas, Alberto owns 2.2 hectares of vines, all Albariño, divided into 12 parcels. After a few years of conventional farming, he decided to abandon chemical treatments altogether and became fully organic, although he also dabbles in biodynamics. His vineyards, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, benefit from daily sea breezes while the granitic soils, so common in the region, bring incredible minerality and freshness to his wines. In the winery his approach is as natural as possible, and apart from the use of small amounts of sulfur, he is basically hands-off, allowing each vintage to express itself. The different parcels are vinified separately and then blended to assemble the different cuvées.