Terras Gauda Abadia De San Campio Albarino 2014

Terras Gauda Abadia De San Campio Albarino 2014

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Very attractive with citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and mandarin flavours. The perfect accompaniment to a whole range of fish and shellfish from mussels, clams and oysters to sardines, mackerel, skate and hake. Albarino is the product of its environment, a true wine of the sea. It is a reminder of where water, sky and land meet; it quenches the thirst, lifts the spirits and can transport you to a wild, beautiful landscape.

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HARVEST DATE: September-October 2014
BOTTLED: December 2014
SUGAR CONCENTRATION AT HARVEST DATE: 210 gr/l
LAUNCHED: January 2015
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5% vol
PRODUCTION: 312.000 bottles

The Albariño grapes for Abadia de San Campio 2014 were selected from the Goian vineyards and were picked during second half of September. The must extracted from these grapes ripened to perfection giving the wine great varietal strength, distinguished by its breadth and balance of flavours. Thanks to the warm and dry summer we had this year, that gave the final wine a notable varietal fineness, very strong in the mouth and with great aromatic intensity.

PRODUCING REGION
Rías Baixas – Galicia, Spain.

GRAPE VARIETY
100% Albariño.

VITICULTURE
This wine was sourced from vineyards 50 to 90m feet above sea level with an annual average of 15C, very little frost and abundant rainfall. Once harvested by hand, the grapes were transported to the winery in boxes holding no more than 20kg of grapes, thereby avoiding any premature bruising of the fruit.

VINIFICATION
After 6 hours of cold maceration, traditional fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. After adding natural yeasts from the vineyards, the wine was cold stabilized, filtered and finally bottled.

TASTING NOTES
Intense and clean fruit aromas in this vintage, topped by citrics and white fruits such as banana and sweet pear, accompanied by light aniseed tones. Aromas enhanced by the cold maceration. This 2014 vintage shines by its strength and intensity on the palate. This crisp white wine maintains a balance of acidity and fruit density. Broad and citrus after nose with a long finish.

WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
We do not consider it necessary to decant this wine. Cellaring/ageing potential: This wine should be drunk young.

Optimum consumption temperature: between 10ºC and 12ºC.

FOOD MATCHING
Enjoy chilled on a hot summer day. Wonderful pairing with shellfish; oysters, clam and crab. Enjoy with spicy Asian cuisine.

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