The 2017 vintage has been distinguished by the excellent health of the vineyard and the intense heat. Winter and spring were warmer than normal, accelerating the growth cycle 15 days and which was prolonged during summer, bringing forward the date of the harvest to the end of August. The growth cycle went smoothly, with good flowering and no notable pests. In summer, the drought worsened and in August they began to see symptoms of dehydration in the bunches. However, rains at the beginning of September restored the balance of the vineyard.
The wines of this vintage are identified by having something more volume due to its warmth and great freshness. A vintage to enjoy young, or as it is the norm for great wines of the area, to save for a few years.
SightBright yellow with greenish hues.NoseA large aromatic aftertaste with a predominance of ripe white fruits (apple, banana) and intense citric notes. A spicy and mineral base.TasteFresh and fleshly. Fruity sensations leading to a velvety and unctuous passing. Very well balanced with good acidity and a citric after taste.
SightClean straw yellow.NoseClean and intense fruity aromas. Citric notes accompanied by white fruit such as banana or pear. Light anise touches.TasteA fresh acidity balanced by great density. Citric notes at retro-olfaction and a distinctively fruity finish.
SightStraw yellow.NoseIntensely aromatic wine with varietal aromas, with hints of ripe white fruit like golden apples and pear, supported by pleasant notes of citrus.Taste
With a good body and balance of flavors, the wine is bright and fresh, with a tartness that reinforces this fresh feeling. The good balance between acid and sugar gives a nice final touch.
Rías Baixas wines would not be where they are today without the native Albariño grape variety. Although red wines are also produced in Rías Baixas, practically 100% of Rías Baixas wines are white. Among them, the vast majority of them are made with the Albariño grape. As well as young wines, fresh and aromatic, the region also makes wines aged in the barrels, complex wines with great personalities. Albariño wines can either be single varieties, or be part of a blend with other characteristic grapes of the region: Treixadura, Loureira Blanca and Godello.
Bodegas Terras Gauda is located in the D.O. Rías Baixas, where great white wines are produced using the area's typical varieties: mostly Albariño, but also Loureiro and Caíño. Currently, Terras Gauda is the largest winery by production in the D.O. Rías Baixas. It also heads a group that includes the Pittacum and Quinta Sardonia wineries, in the D.O.s of Bierzo and Ribera del Duero, respectively.