Despite an extremely hot summer that led to the dehydration of grapes in certain areas, Terras Gauda La Mar is a beautiful white with great ageing potential. The altitude at which the rare Caiño Blanco grapes are grown helped combat the heat and allow the wine to retain freshness. This is a powerful tasting wine, aged on the lees for two months, with clear minerality, saline nuances and earthy aromas of broken rock. With ripe melon, peach, pineapple and hints of lychee, it’s captivatingly creamy on the palate. Delicate, silky and fresh, this will evolve over the next 5 years, gaining complexity with maturity.
Founded in 1990, Bodegas Terras Gauda is located in southwestern Galicia, on the border with northern Portugal, in the O Rosal Valley. A part of the Rías Baixas DO, the vineyards are planted between 50m and 150m above sea level, close to the mouth of the Miño River. Terras Gauda currently has a whopping 160-hectares of vineyard, planted to 65% Albariño, 24% Caiño Blanco, 10% Loureiro and 1% Treixadura. The Terras Gauda group also controls the wineries of Viñedos y Bodegas Pitticum and Quinta Sardonia.