Terras Gauda Abadia de San Campio Albariño 2019, DO Rías Baixas, Spain

The Albariño grapes that make up Abadía de San Campio were selected from vineyards situated in Goián and harvested on 23 and 24 September. These grapes were collected after a rainy spring followed by an August with very high peak temperatures, and a dry and sunny September; this led to excellent maturation of the grapes, translating into a full-flavored, lively and enjoyable Albariño wine. This wine is made from the Albariño grown in our highest-altitude, less humid, cooler vineyards where there is a greater day-night temperature differential, thus favoring slower ripening, giving us a fresher Albariño of great aromatic intensity, a greater degree of acidity and smoothness on the palate. The grapes are harvested by hand and transported to the winery in crates weighing no more than 18 Kg, thus preventing the grapes from prematurely splitting open. After pre-fermentation cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation is carried out using our own native yeast, isolated from our own vineyard. After this, the wine is left to rest for the necessary time period, stabilized and finally bottled. On the nose, the 2018 vintage is characterized by its intense, fresh aromas of tropical fruit, with ripe pineapple and banana in the foreground, alongside delicate aromas of white fruit such as apple and pear. These aromas are enhanced by pre-fermentation cold maceration. On the palate it exhibits freshness, power and balance. The fresh and vibrant acidity of an excellent Albariño is wrapped in a great breadth of flavor. It is a bright, very lively, pleasant, velvety wine – the result of a vintage characterized by its good maturation. All in all, a well-balanced and attractive wine. It reveals a great variety of retronasal notes of white and tropical fruit, with a powerful and very long finish.