Bodegas Terras Gauda, 'La Mar' 2017

White gold hue

Full of flavour, full-bodied yet delicate. It is silky, deep and has a great structure. Its excellent acidity gives it freshness and a long finish.

Intense and evocative aromas of ripe peach, melon, pineapple and attractive mineral hints appear with earthy and fresh, salty notes

Cies Islands, National Park Maritime-Ter

About the Producer

A sensational seaside wine with depth and silky texture

Rias Baixas is the only exclusively white wine appellation in Spain and is located in the northwest region of Galicia. Because of its cool, oceanic climate, the Albarino grape from which most of the region's whites are made, thrives to produce light and fresh wines. Founded in 1990 and situated in the O Rosal valley near the River Mino, Bodegas Terras Gauda is the leading maker in the region and is notable for owning 85% of its own vineyards, the remainder of the grapes are provided under strict quality control agreements with other local growers. 'La Mar' ('The Sea') is a blend of the region's indigenous Caino Blanco grape (90%) with a splash of Albarino and Loureira. A complex and powerful wine, we recommend decanting before serving. 

Cies Islands, National Park Maritime-Ter
  • Grapes

    95% Caiño, 5% Albariño and Loureiro 

     

    Caiño Blanco almost disappeared from Rías Baixas in the 1980s, until Terras Gauda rediscovered its high quality and launched an ambitious replanting program in 1989.

    Albariño (Alvarinho) is a green-skinned grape variety native to Galicia on the north Atlantic coast of Spain. It is best known as being the key grape variety in the Rias Baixas DO, where it makes plump white wines with peach, citrus and mineral characters that pair perfectly with the local seafood.

  • Region

    Rías Baixas - Galicia, Spain

     

    Climate: The vineyards bask in an exceptional microclimate characterised by gentle temperatures with anannual average temperature of 150C, with frost and heavy rainfall scarce.

    Situated between 50 and 150 meters above sea level, arising from ancient river terraces and consisting of slate (metamorphic schist), which brings mineral notes to the wines and is unique to the granite soil predominant in the DO Rias Baixas.

  • Viticulture

    Use organic methods but not certified

     

    The vines are grown on a special trellis system, and pruned 3.5 x 2.5 within a framework meters.

    The harvest is carried out manually, with the grapes being transported to the winery in small 20kg capacity boxes to ensure that they do not break and that they arrive in the best condition.

     

    The different grape varieties are through the vinification process seperately.

  • Vinification

    • Manual harvested

    • Destemmed and gently crushed

    • Cold soaking prior to fermentation

    • Stainless vat

    • Indigenous yeast

    • Controlled ferment (15-17oC)

    • Kept on the lees for just under two months

    • Rested at low temperature for at least six more months

    • Aged in bottle for one year

  • Wine Spec

    Vintage: 2017

    Alcohol: 12.5%

    Name of Producer:

    Bodegas Terras Gaud

    Name of Wine:

    La Mar

     

    Winemaker:

    Emilio Rodriguez

    Origin: 

    Rías Baixas - Galicia, Spain

    Use organic methods but not certified

    Vegan

Creamy Osyters

Wine & Food Matching Ideas

Seafood

Lobster

Mixed shellfish platter

Grilled white fish

Roasted Chicken

Ceviche

Seared Scallops

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Try it with

Peruvian Ceviche

by Jamie Oliver

There are so many layers to this fine white wine within a firm acidic structure that it needs an equally interesting dish to mirror the complexity in the glass. Ceviche is actually quite easy to make (just make sure the fish is very fresh!) but the delicate texture, fresh herb and citrus aromas are a perfect match for la Mar.

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