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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Bodegas Godeval Vina Godeval Blanco 2001
Bodegas Godeval Vina Godeval Blanco 2001
(search item no. 58153)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from 100% Godello, the Vina Godeval exhibits sheer finesse on the nose and the palate. Delicate floral notes and lemony citrus dominate the aroma with a little apricot detectable. Pear and melon flavors fill the palate, which also reveals a hint of nuts that balances the fruit. The finish is long and includes mineral tastes and ripe white peach fruit.

This wine makes a nice warm weather aperitif or is perfect with scallops, fried oysters and cold pasta salads.

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About Bodegas Godeval:

In 1974 a group of viticulturists, in conjunction with the Agriculture Research Department of the Ministry of Agriculture in Spain, created the program Revival (Valdeorras Vineyards Restoration). Since the very first moment, Godello has been thought to be the best grape of the appellation. In 1985, two of the researchers, Horacio Fernandez and Jose Luis Bartolome, and other partners created Bodegas Godeval, releasing the first 100% Godello wine in Galicia . Bodegas Godeval is one of the first estate-bottled wineries in Galicia . This truly pioneering winery deserves respect for recovering this grape for Spanish winemaking, in an area in which wine has been made since the times of Roman occupation. The winery is located in the surroundings of the 13th-century monastery of San Miguel of Xagoaza, in the mountains next to El Barco de Valdeorras, in the province of Orense (Galicia), in the northwest of Spain . They own 38.4 acres (16 ha) of Godello grapes, in different parcels on the hills surrounding the winery, with good exposure to midday sun. The vines are trellistrained. Average production is 6000 kg/ha, or 44 hectoliters per hectare, half of the local maximum allowed. The vineyards are located on the mountain slopes, and are therefore in terraces. The composition of the soil is of metamorphic slate, although you could find granite in other vineyards of the appellation. Planted at 1,350-1,650 feet (450-550 m) above sea level. Bodegas Godeval was the first producer to plant on the mountain slopes in modern history. The climate is continental with a great Atlantic influence; approximately 40 inches of rain a year. The appellation is located on the banks of the Sil River, and in general, most of the vineyards have a north-to-south orientation.