This is a grape known for its scarce production, being the least productive of the white Galician varieties. The Caino is a long cycle, late ripening grape. It is the last to be harvested in the season, when there is a high risk of precipitation.
It is a very delicate grape, its sensitivity to mildew requiring interventions such as defoliation or green pruning to prevent diseases and attain a good, balanced ripening.
A significant viticultural virtue of the Caino is its ease to exhaustively extract the particular traits of the terroir where it grows.
|Caino blanco Albarino Loureiro
|It high acidity makes it a perfect pairing for fish and seafood, but its powerful body and volume enlarges its pairing range to stews or roasted meats, and special or slightly spicy hot dishes.
|The Terras Gauda Group comprises of three wineries and one vegetable processing plant: Bodegas Terras Gauda, Vinedos y Bodegas Pittacum and Quinta Sardonia, and the A Rosaleira cannery.
The Terras Gauda winery was founded in the O Rosal Valley, within the territory encompassing the Rias Baixas Denomination of Origin. The winery started with an initial production of 37,000 bottles from the 1990ís harvest. Currently we are commercializing more than 1.5 million bottles.
Our 160 hectares of vineyards ensure, in quantity and quality, that we obtain the necessary raw material to create our wines.
The main goal of the Bodegas Terras Gauda winery is to make the highest quality wines, with their own distinctive personality that emanates from the local noble varieties when they are grown in ideal conditions and vinified according to the traditions of the region but with the most advanced technology and utmost care at all stages of the process.
We have been certified according to the ISO 9001:2000 standard since 2000, and this allows us to fine tune even more every process aiming for maximum quality and food safety of our products, within our philosophy of ongoing improvement.
In 2002 the Bodegas Terras Gauda acquired Bodegas Pittacum, located in the Bierzo Denomination of Origin region to make quality red wines from the grapes of this ancient vineyard and age them in oak barrels.
In 2010 we added the Quinta Sardonia winery, located in Sardon de Duero to the Group in order to create high range red wines from grapes grown according to biodynamic agricultural principles.
Our business lines were later diversified by purchasing A Rosaleira an traditional vegetable cannery founded in O Rosal in 1940.