Bodegas Terras Gauda, Abadia San Campio Albariño 2018 coming directly from Rias Baixas, Galicia. Sometimes known as Green Spain, the North-Western area is renown for Albariño. The DO (Denominación de Origen) was formed in 1988, it borders Portugal and has huge Atlantic influences. Relatively young in age the DO has seen huge success with the fresh and zesty style of white wine we have here now. A versatile wine, it goes well with Asian cuisine and tapas or just sitting out in the sun. The grapes for the Abadia San Campio Albariño 2018 come off of vines that are high in altitude and protected from humidity. The vineyards have a good diurnal range which retains acidity and aids in slowing the ripening. This adds freshness and concentration to the finished wine. Harvesting takes place in mid to late September and is by hand only, taking care to not crush the grapes when picked they are transported in small crates. The delicate processes really carry through to the juice in the bottle. The wine gets a cold soak before ferment and then kicks off naturally with wild yeast. Once fermented, the wine is stabilised and bottled. The wine is named fresh and fragrant for consumption without cellaring. It holds lots of ripe tropical tones, with a golden apple and zesty lemon backbone. The pallet is crisp and fresh with some texture. Accordingly to the winemaker, there is no need to decant this wine and is best served with seafood. Muscles, Clams, Crab or white fish. Soft white cheeses will also hold up pretty well. Founded in 1989, Terras Guada is a leader in the vinification of premium Albariño grapes in the Rosal valley. Albariño can also be blended with varieties such as Loureira and Caiño Blanco, an heirloom white variety that the winery saved from extinction.