Terras Gauda, Abadia San Campo, Albariño

€20.99

Not withstanding its price and that there are many other wines in this category that are really good, this is our favourite Albariño.

Made by the legendary Terras Gauda, it is a tingling, fresh vibrant, yet balanced wine that makes you wonder a few points: why aren't other wines this good? Why don't we only drink this? Where has it been all my life? And this list goes on.

One of the key secrets for the winery is that they own over 2/3 of the vineyards required for their production. This might not sound like much and may even sounds pretty poor - like, "wouldn't it be better if they owned the lot?" Well, perhaps, but that's not how land and vineyards ownership works for the most part in Galicia. Ownership is very fragmented and often small landowners and farmers have only a few acres, but that is what keeps them going. In the case of Terras Gauda, the vineyard ownership means that they can ensure top quality and consistency year after year, while maintaining quality, availability and price. Very, very good to know.

The wine is actually the 'entry' level of the winery and the others climg and rack up the price points very quickly; but it is this one that people love so much.

We can't help but agree.

Apricot, peach, lemon and greengage; pink grapefruit and sage. Whopper stuff.

Region: Rias Baixas

Country: Spain

Grape(s): Albarino

Style: Vibrant, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Elegant, Electric

Best food matches: Tapas, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Lamb, Charcuterie

Alcohol: 12.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

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We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.