Los Nadies - By Vigneron and Grower, Manuel Filgueira

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An upstart operation whose name means “the nobodies” in Spanish, Los Nadies is irreverent in approach and was born almost spontaneously when Manuel and a few friends took a chance on purchasing some fruit. 

The philosophy of the "group of friends” as they preferred to be identified, is one of minimal hierarchy and an everyone-does-everything approach. As Filgueira’s family owned an eponymous winery, you could say it’s in Manuel’s blood.

 2009 Los Nadies Picardia (Skin macerated Chardonnay & Gewurztraminer) 2011 Los Nadies Equilibrio (Tannat and Merlot) 2015 Los Nadies Equilibrio (Tannat and Malbec) 2011 Los Nadies Impetu (Tannat et al.)

2009 Los Nadies Picardia (Skin macerated Chardonnay & Gewurztraminer)
2011 Los Nadies Equilibrio (Tannat and Merlot)
2015 Los Nadies Equilibrio (Tannat and Malbec)
2011 Los Nadies Impetu (Tannat et al.)

Elevated at an average of 30m above sea level on calcareous, clay based soils in Canelones, Uruguay. The true work here resides in the vineyard, whereby organic practices and rigorous quality control ensure only the best fruit is harvested, whilst lesser vintages are forfeited to the family’s live stock and soils. 

The best fruit is handpicked and gravity fed to the winery where it is treated with minimal intervention by the kind hand of Manuel and bis band of merry helpers. Spontaneous ferments and zero additives besides the occasional dose of sulphur at bottling, the wines are laid to rest until deemed fit for release.