Pale to medium lemon in the glass with a watery sheen (12% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of peach, cantaloupe, Mandarin orange, white flower and saline. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and a touch of spritz. The body is medium and the flavors echo the nose with some grapefruit pith thrown in for a touch of bitterness. The finish is quite persistent and refreshing with citrus taking over the lead role. The acidity is en pointe with this wine and keeps it focussed. We tasted this wine blind last night and it was slightly chilled. I’m re-tasting it at room temp and feel it needs a few minutes in the chiller followed by a pairing of seafood with lemon wedges. Drink this 90 point Albarino dominated blend till 2026. For $20, it gets 5 stars from me. Salut….
Bodegas Terras Gauda O Rosal 2021, Rias Baixas, Spain
25 Tuesday Apr 2023