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Friday, September 10, 2010

Drink of the Week: Bodegas Terras Gauda Abadia de San Campio Albariño 2009

Known as the noble, seafood-loving white grape native to Northern Spain and parts of Portugal, Albariño can be a pricey white wine, but Rias Baixas producer, Bodegas Terras Gauda, bucks that trend with today’s Drink of the Week: Abadia de San Campio Albariño. Coming in at $18 a bottle, the fruit for this single-vineyard Albariño grows at a slightly cooler elevation with an extended ripening time that helps concentrate the lemony, tropical aromas and apricot, apple and pear flavors. And its within-miles proximity to the Atlantic adds just a touch of sea air on the finish. Try it with scallops, mussels or oysters. $18, skwines.com