Caino La Mar, Bodegas Terras Gauda, Spain 2015

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World renowned estate – helped ‘rediscover’ Caino and Albarino

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 is the favourite white wine of King Juan Carlos that is served at official banquets. Made with the rare, indigenous Caino Branco, this wine is absolutely fabulous. Produced in very small yields, this is highly concentrated and full on the palate yet very well balanced by good acidity. Showing yellow fruit and citrus characters on the palate and savoury, salty notes on the finish, this is the perfect match for any serious seafood dish. Very little is produced but we are delighted and proud to have secured an allocation of this wine.

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