Gallica’s only white wine emphasizes the sublime limestone signature found on this high elevation site. Tropical fruit and white flowers emerge from the mineral backbone. Summer is a time of relaxed days and spontaneous occasions- the ease of creating a meal right off the boat or just picked from the garden. We love Albariño for its purity, complementing a vast array of summer foods. A faithful companion to shellfish, curries, sushi, and anything saffron. Fermented in a combination of stainless and neutral oak barrels, we practice low intervention winemaking with the goal of accurately representing the beauty of this white grape in California. Almost weightless, we find lime peel, white rose, even a hint of savory in the glass. Partial malo-lactic fermentation polish the crisp acidity so noted in Albariño
Winery Notes: “We picked Albariño early in 2020 to retain the gorgeous attributes of this lovely varietal. Hailing from Rorick Heritage Vineyard, the wine is entirely Albariño fermented in a combination of large stainless barrels and neutral oak cooperage. The cooperage choices are made so the fruit shines without nary a trace of oak. Dry and round, showing off mineral notes, beeswax, salt air, and notes of green melon. Albariño remains a house favorite when it comes to choosing food pairings- really anything goes. The epitome of summer, we appreciate most when served just cool enough to enjoy the compelling aromatics. 12.5% alcohol.”
Vinous 93 Points: “The Gallica 2020 Albariño shows a bit more textural richness than it often does. It’s a style that works well in playing off the natural brightness of Albariño. Citrus, dried flowers, almond and chamomile all grace this exquisite, alluring white from Rosemary Cakebread.
Oysters, Fresh white crab, Fresh prawns or shrimp, Mixed shellfish platters
Steamed mussels or clams, Simply grilled fish such as sea bass, squid or sardines,
Ceviche (marinated raw fish), Sushi and sashimi