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Bodegas Terras Gauda, La Mar, Rias Baixas 2017 (1x75cl)

Country: Spain
Region: Rias Baixas
Grape Variety: Caino Blanco | Albarino | Loureiro
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 12.5%
Availability:5 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: SPRB0005B17S
£24.55

The not-yet-available 2018 vintage was awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter in their November 2020 article (by Pedro Ballesteros MW) on fine Galician whites beyond Albarino (see blue link below).

Bodegas Terras Gauda, La Mar, Rias Baixas 2018 - November 2020 Decanter review

A premium boutique winery group, the Terras Gauda wineries were founded in 1989. The original Terras Gauda estates and winery are located in O Rosal, Rias Baixas,; the group also encompasses Pittacum in DO Bierzo and Quinta Sardonia in the Douro area, the most recent addition to the group founded by Peter Sisseck.

Terras Gauda is a leader in working with the heirloom varieties of Rías Baixas, including Albariño and the rare Caiño Blanco, an indigenous grape used in the O Rosal blend and showcased in the limited bottling, Terras Gauda La Mar. Caiño Blanco almost disappeared from Rías Baixas in the 1980s, until Terras Gauda rediscovered its high quality and launched an ambitious replanting program in 1989.

See blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note on this wine from the winemakers at Bodegas Terra Gauda.

Bodegas Terras Gauda La Mar 2017 - fiche technique

97% Caino Blanco, 3% (Albarino + Loureiro).

La Mar begins with intense and evocative aromas of ripe peach-like stone fruit and suggestive hints of melon, pineapple, and persimmon, along with an insinuating scent of lychees. After this first sensation, and given Caiño’s capacity to extract the best characteristics of the terroir, attractive mineral hints appear, with earthy and fresh, salty notes. These powerful aromas rest over faint hints of aromatic and floral herbs, finishing with a backdrop of fine, creamy, enveloping lees.