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. Abadia de San Campio is 100% Albarino from high elevation vineyards in southern O Rosal and is aromatic and intense. Perfect with the local fish and seafood.
A pale golden in colour. Floral and aromatic on the nose with aromas of apples and pears with citrus notes. Light, bright and fresh in the mouth with pleasantly tart acidity. The finish is surprisingly long with further citrus notes. Great with any seafood tapas. Try with boquerones en escabeche (Moorish pickled anchovies), artichokes with clams, bacon and piquillo peppers or a chunk of Manchego cheese.