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. The O Rosal is a blend of 70% Albarino, 20% Loureira and 10% Caino Blanco.
A pale golden in colour. On the nose complex notes of white fruits and orange peel with fresh balsamic notes, supported by subtle floral and mineral hints. On the palate smooth and creamy with a bright acidity. The finish is fleshy and lingering. Try with salmon carpaccio, smoked red mullet with piquillo peppers and chorizo or a Waldorf salad.