Albarino Abadia de San Campio, Bodegas Terras Gauda, Spain 2016/17
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World renowned estate – helped ‘rediscover’ Albariño
Bodegas Terras Gauda
The potential of Albariño was rediscovered in the 1980s but only in recent years have we seen it develop into a well-known varietal outside of its native region. The climate of the Rias Baixas region, in the north west of Spain, is dominated by the Atlantic Ocean, with mild winters, relatively cool summers, high humidity and elevated rainfall.
Terras Gauda, located in the sub-region of O Rosal, produces some of the finest examples of Albariño that can be found. Their wines are a perfect match for fresh seafood and shellfish, a specialty of the Galician region, and delicacy which we also have in abundance here in the UK.
This aromatic dry white has traditionally been the accompaniment to the seafood of the region. It has an intense nose of citrus fruits with delicate floral undertones.