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Terras Gauda 2020

Terras Gauda

2020
Rías Baixas (Spain)

Terras Gauda is made using three traditional Galician varieties from the DO Rías Baixas appellation:...

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£14.76

/ 0.75 L btl

Terras Gauda 2020

Producer

Alcohol content i

12.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2020

Review

Terras Gauda is made using three traditional Galician varieties from the DO Rías Baixas appellation: Albariño (70%), Caiño (20%) and Loureiro (10%). The Albariño and Caiño vines are planted lower down than the Loureiro ones, with their earlier harvest meaning more concentration and body, and less acidity. Albariño brings fruity aromas and a full volume to the blend, whereas Caiño provides exotic fruit and balsamic aromas and, more importantly, the structure and individuality which makes Terras Gauda stand out from other Galician whites. The Loureiro grapes collected from higher plots ripen more slowly and have more complex aromas. Simply by looking at the fruit and touching it, you can appreciate the gentleness it brings to the finished wine. Squeezing the fruit a little, its floral character is instantly recognizable.

Each grape variety undergoes a process of cold maceration to extract the best qualities from the skins. Fermentation is then carried out at a low temperature in stainless steel tanks using natural yeast from the vineyards themselves. Finally, after standing to stabilize the wine, it is filtered and bottled.

The resulting product is a wine with great aromatic complexity, surrounded with notes of ripe peach, pineapple, refreshing citrus fruit, and hints of orange blossom. The vineyard soil expresses itself through delicate mineral and earthy hints, accompanied by pleasant touches of mint and bay leaves. Fresh but full-bodied in the mouth, it has a strong character and an excellent balance.

Food pairing

Mildly spiced asian cuisine / Grilled shellfish / Steamed clams

Vineyard

  • Vine age:30 years
  • Soil:Slate / Granit
  • Climate:Atlantic

Tasting notes

  • ViewStraw yellow
  • Bouquet:Orange blossom / Peach / Pineapple / Citrus fruits / Mint / Mineral
  • Mouth:Fresh / Unctuous / Velvety / Powerful

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Martin (2 Mar)

Bad bottle?

Having read the enthusiastic reviews of this wine, I was looking forward to it, but found it far too acidic and out of balance. Not sure if it was a bad bottle or just way too young (2020 vintage, somehow available in January 2021) but I'd like to find a few older vintages to see if it settles down and shows its potential.

by: Old Trafford (11 Jan)

Galician Ambassador

Beautiful combination of grapes. a zesty but rich mouth with delicate Jasmin flower nose, and the longest end. Beautiful representation of O Rosal subregion. You will never forget this wine!

by: Jonathan S (02/05/2019)

Un vino que nunca falla

Always worth paying a little extra for this wine. Fresh, smooth and totally enjoyable. Great with seafood, also delicious by itself.

by: Paul Van den Bulcke (14/08/2018)

Ideal wine with seafood/Oysters

Beautiful deep yellowish color. Nice acidity and minerals. A bit fruity, but in essence dry, hence ideal for seafood and related. In short: great value for money.

by: Mark (28/05/2018)

Fantastic wine

Definitely my favourite white wine. Young white wine with citrus aroma. Flavors of passion fruit and kiwi. Would recommend highly.

Bodegas Terras Gauda

Bodegas Terras Gauda

The Terras Gauda Group is made up of four wineries located in four of the main wine-growing areas of Spain: Bodegas Terras Gauda (Rías Baixas), Viñedos y Bodegas Pittacum (Bierzo), Quinta Sardonia (Castilla y León) and Compañía de Vinos Heraclio Alfaro ( Rioja). The group's philosophy is to respect the character of each region but also to add the experience and knowledge that such diversity generates in favor of the quality of all its wines. Bodegas Terras Gauda was founded ...

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