About Terras Gauda 2020 Albarino, O Rosal, Rias Baixas
Terras (Land) Gauda (Happiness) was founded in 1990 by the Fonseca family in the southernmost region of Rías Baixas, O Rosal. Considered to be one of Rías Baixas’ most emblematic wineries, Terras Gauda routinely produces award-winning white wines made solely from estate-grown fruit. Many attribute the estate as being responsible for the advancement and development of the appellation as a whole, due to its sincere dedication to quality control and preserving the native grape varieties of Galicia.
This 2020 is a blend of 70% Albariño, 22% Caíño Blanco and 8% Loureiro. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel to retain the fresh fruit flavors and then aged on the lees in tank for added texture and richness.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 91 points saying "Medium yellow in the glass, this wine has aromas of guava and salted almond. Bright on entry, it offers flavors of pineapple, grapefruit and white currant and a lemon rind finish."
James Suckling scored this 91 points saying "Sliced apple, apricot, white grapefruit, crushed stone and biscuit on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a supple, juicy palate. Mineral finish.”