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Discover the wines of Terras Gauda

The wines of Terras Gauda


A friend once told me, “The best white wine is a red wine.” It was clear he wasn’t a fan of white wines, but he was more of a whisky drinker than a wine drinker. A lot of people also like to echo red wine goes with fish. While I agree many reds can be eaten with fish, big Cabernet Sauvignons and brook trout aren’t a match made in heaven.
One of my go to wines for delicate fish dishes is Albariño from Galicia along Spain’s western coast. Albariño is high in acidity with plenty of minerals and crisp citrus notes. South Florida being home to great fish like hog snapper that pair with crisp white wines.
Terras Gauda winery is a leader in producing high quality white wines in Galicia’s Rias Baixas region, close to Spain’s border with Portugal. Terras Gauda, Albariño
Abadia De San Campio, 2013 is a great example of how Albariño should be. Bright pale yellow-green in the glass with aromas of lemon, lime, pineapple and even hints of passion fruit with minerals to balance the nose. The palate echo’s the nose with those crisp citrus flavors that make the mouth come alive and ready for the next sip. The minerals round out the palate before the crisp acidity leads to a medium finish. Drink Albariño with light fish dishes especially with citrus sauces, but the crisp acidity will also cut through rich cream sauces as well. But my personal way to enjoy Albariño on hot summer day is with ceviche. The tart lime marinade of the ceviche and the citrus flavors of the wine are a perfect match.
Terras Gauda, O Rosal, 2013 is a blend of three of Rias Baixas native grapes, Albariño (70%), Loureiro (18%) and Caiño Blanco (12%). The Loureiro and Caiño Blanco add an herbal note to the Albariño, but also enhance the acidity. This wine yellow-green in the glass with aromas of lemon, lime, white peach and laurel. The palate has plenty of upfront citrus flavors balance by the herbal notes and some wet slate with plenty of mouth feel. Once again the crisp acidity leads to a nice tart finish. Enjoy the O Rosal with spice ceviche and even spicy Asian food.
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