Nanclares y Prieto

Nanclares became Nanclares y Prieto in 2015 when Silvia Prieto joined Alberto Nanclares both in the vineyards and in the winery. They are growing in volume and saving their own grapes for their top wines. I finally visited their vineyards and was able to get a much better understanding of their wines. It was a superb visit, with enough time to understand the different wines and the character of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages; we also visited some other vineyards.

They produce characterful Albariño from 12 different vineyards in Castrelo (Cambados), Vilariño (Cambados) and Padrenda (Meaño) totaling 2.2 hectares. In 2014 they started biodynamics, and it was implemented in all vineyards in 2015. In 2015 they also added two more vineyards from local growers: one hectare of 25- to 40-year-old plants in Dena (Meaño) and a young plot of organically farmed vines. Total production in 2014 was 10,000 bottles, and 22,000 in 2015. A name to follow in Rías Baixas.