D.O. Rías Baixas (Galicia)
Terras Gauda is a white wine from the Rías Baixas developed by Bodegas Terras Gauda, one of the three warehouses belonging to Terras Gauda Group. This winery was founded in 1989 in the Valley of O Rosal.
The climate in this area is Atlantic characterized by mild temperatures throughout the year, the temperature variation between day and night is low. Rainfall in winters are intense and, instead, much lower in summer.
This wine is a blend of indigenous varieties like Albariño, Loureiro and Caíño planted in the valley of O Rosal, near the mouth of the River Miño. The vineyards are planted on soils of granitic origin with shallow sandy loam character and perfect drainage conditions.
Both Albariño and Caíño are planted 50 metres above sea level. The vineyards are located in an area with high humidity and heat, and that means grapes with higher concentration and lower acidity.
Loureiro's vineyards are located 150 metres above sea level, which means there is a slower maturation process that contributes to the grapes having more aromatic intensity and smoothness on the palate.
The harvest is done manually in boxes of 20 kg. To prevent premature rupture of the grains before reaching the cellar.
As for the design, each variety is vinified separately. First, the grapes are macerated cold with their skins to extract their delicate aromas. Subsequently, a low temperature fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts from the vineyards themselves. Finally, the "blend" of different varieties is performed and stabilised until it is filtered and bottled
The palate is fleshy, smooth and unctuous. Marked and integrated acidity. Fruity with saline memories. Long finish.
The nose has a clean, expressive and highly aromatic intensity. Highlights of white fruit and citrus accompanied by balsamic, floral and light herbaceous notes.