Nanclares Rías Baixas Tempus Vivendi Albarino 2018
Alberto Nanclares and Silvia Prieto produce very special wines from 5 hectares of Albariño in the Val do Salnés, near Cambado, in Rias Baixas. These vineyards are worked organically, a rarity in rainy, cool Rias Baixas, and very traditionally, with the vines still trained in the overhead pergola style and all farming done entirely by hand. Alberto and Silvia are also very hands off in the cella: fermenting with native yeasts, neither fining nor filtering, and adding only small amounts of sulfur. Tempus Vivendi comes from vineyards near Sanxenxo, south of Cambado, and shows a as a very classic Albariño from the Val do Salnés, with abundant notes of crushed seashell, sea air, and ripe lemon. This is a classic pairing for shellfish and other light seafoods.