Abadia de San Campio Albariño 2010
No aging, unoaked.
Korea Wine Challenge, Golden Medal. Japan Wine Challenge 2011, Silver Medal. Vinalies 2010 (Paris), Silver Medal.
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Albariño can ripen to peachy, even apricot notes in some of the subregions of Rías Baixas, especially the warmer sites such O Rosal. San Campio offers a citrus- and mineral-focused wine with a delightful, almost fat character, but it never loses the delightful mineral tanginess of the Albariño grape. Drink now or over the next several years.
This 100% Albariño grapes for the Abadia de San Campio 2010 were selected from the Goian vineyards and picked during the last two weeks of September. The must extracted from these grapes ripened to perfection, giving the wine great varietal strength that is expressed by its breadth and balance of flavors. This wine was sourced from vineyards 150 to 450 feet above sea level with an average annual temperature of 59°F, very little frost, and abundant rainfall.
About the Winery
Founded in 1989, Terras Gauda is a leader in the vinification of premium Albariño grapes in the Rosal valley of DO Rias Baixas in northwest Spain. Albariño is wisely blended with autochthonous varieties such as Loureira and Caiño Blanco, an heirloom white variety that the winery saved from extinction.