The flagship wine of the winery, Terras Gauda O Rosal 2014 is a beautiful representation of a blend of native grapes traditional to the Rías Baixas DO. Estate grown in the O Rosal Valley, located on the Galician riverbanks of the Miño River, this wine’s personality comes from a blend of the legendary Albariño, Loureira and Caiño Blanco.
Rías Baixas – Galicia, Spain.
70% Albariño, 18% Loureiro, 12% Caiño Blanco.
For Terras Gauda 2014 we selected the albariño grapes from the “As Eiras” plots. Due to the excellent ripening during summer, the harvest started 12 days before than usual, beginning of September, with the right autumn sun light and temperatures to produce top-quality must. These conditions remained constant and beneficial to the other varieties such as caíño blanco, which were harvested at the beginning of October and loureiro, end of September. The grapes arrived at the winery with high sugar content in perfect harmony with the acids.
After a separate cold maceration of each variety, 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.
Terras Gauda O Rosal is the perfect blend of the best native Rías Baixas varieties. A greenish-yellow in color, this wine has a generous nose of ripe peach, aromatic herbs bay leaf and mint hints, orange blossom and mandarin and orange peel; the mouth is round with hints of minerality and earthy memories. It finishes crisp and mineral revealing its stunning structure, density and balance in acidity.
We do not consider it necessary to decant this wine. This wine should be drunk young.
Optimum consumption temperature: between 10ºC and 12ºC.
The wine is rich on the palate and deserves seafood, specially oysters and crab, perfect with Asian cuisine with rich and spicy sauces.
HARVEST DATE: September 2014
SUGAR CONCENTRATION AT HARVEST DATE: 212 g/l
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5% vol
BOTTLED: December 2014
LAUNCHED: January 2015
PRODUCTION: 900.000 bottles