We grow the Albariño variety in our fourteen vineyards growing in El Salnés (Rias Baixas), spread over a total of 5 hectares. Our vines are aged between 30 and over 100 years old, and have average yields.
We grow our vines according to the principles of minimum intervention, seeking biological balance in the plant, which enables the terroir to express itself.
We fertilize our vineyards with compost made from grape pomace and algae that we collect in the Ría de Arousa, which essentially provide trace elements, minerals and antibiotics which improve the plant’s resistance to disease.
It is essential to have controlled yields and perfectly mature grapes to enable the wines to express the minerality and salinity of our land. We carry out “green harvesting” to help the bunches of grapes to reach optimal maturity – removing vegetation (leaf thinning), eliminating those grape clusters which are not going to ripen properly (cluster thinning) and removing unsuitable grapes (pre-harvesting).
Alberto Nanclares y Silvia Prieto pictures