2020 Nanclares 'Dandelion' Albariño

2020 Nanclares &

2020 Nanclares 'Dandelion' Albariño

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Nanclares y Prieto have developed something of a cult following around the world. It’s not the sort of recognition they sought out initially but their commitment to vineyard health and the distinctiveness that they are able to coax out of each plot of Albarino has made their wines a sort of touch stone – a reminder that in the right hands and with the right care Albarino can be just as sensitive to changes in terroir as Chenin Blanc or Chardonnay. Their wines are all made with indigenous yeasts and no additives or manipulation other than minimal doses of sulphur, they are pure Salnes Albarino from a humble but very, very talented team.

Dandelion is a blend of Albarino plots from around the north of the town of Meano and across into the village of Ribadumia. The parcels range from 25 - 70 years and are grown on granitic, sandy soils. The 2020 vintage stopped fermenting with 13.7 grams of residual sugar but it's intense minerality and pure acid drive more than balance the sweetness - the result is something almost akin of off-dry Chenin from the Loire, a wine of texture and grace rather than apparent sweetness.
Tasting Note:
This is a fabulous organic Albariño from one of Rias Baixas most dynamic producers. A wine that celebrates racy acidity, with mouthwatering notes of zesty, ripe citrus fruits layered with crunchy green apple. Thanks to a tickle of lees ageing, it also has a fleshy texture and brings fantastic balance to the vibrant acid. Enjoy this with anything that requires a squeeze of lemon on top - we particularly love it with oysters.

This is a Off-Dry, Medium bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Albarino

Country:

Spain

Abv:

12.5%

Vintage:

2020

Region:

Galicia

pH:

3.1

Oaked or Unoaked:

Stainless Steel

Appellation:

Rias Baixas

Style (R/S):

Off-Dry (13.7g/l)

Aged Before Release:

6 Months in Total on Lees with Some Batonage

Farming:

Sustainable / Natural

Drinkability:

Drink Now or Over 5 Years