Terras Gauda, O Rosal Albarino, DO Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain, 2012
An albarino dominated blend, with caino bravo and loureira. Coated cork closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, about £15.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, youthful, with aromas of ripe green dessert apple, warm stewed apple, ripe white grapefruit and unripe stone fruit like white peach.
Palate – a dry wine, with high acidity, no tannin, medium alcohol, light bodied, with a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of sweet ripe apple peel, stewed green apple, unripe stone fruit, and a warm honeyed nuance. A clean medium (+) length, with a low-key gummy finish.
Quality – a wine of very good quality, with good structure and perfectly balanced acidity and alcohol, which are harmonious with the flavour intensity. A wine with a good level of concentration of flavour, not hugely complex, but with a good length and crisp acidity. Ready to drink now, with balanced flavour intensity and acidity, to keep, and may develop over another 2-3 years.