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. (N.B. Only 7'000 bottles were made so stocks are necessarily limited.)
A bright straw-yellow in colour. Aromas of green apples and almonds. On the palate, concentrated flavours with excellent acidity. Notes of honey, orange and lime. The finish is lingering and ripe making this a superb food wine with empanadas of tuna and goat's cheese, caldo gallego (Galcian fish soup with ham knuckle and chorizo) or a chunk of aged Manchego cheese.