Spicy scents of citrus peel, green apple and anise, with a salty mineral overlay. Fresh and taut, with the wine's minerality dominating fresh apple and pear fruit and notes of fresh herbs adding complexity Exceptionally concentrated and focused. Finishes brisk and persistent.
The Godello grapes that go into it make Papa a jewel of a wine. Able to age similar to Chardonnay in white Burgundy, Godello is rapidly becoming the most popular white grape in Spain ahead of Albariño and Verdejo. Many top Spanish winemakers and Spanish wine writers believe Godello will be the grape that will put Spanish white wines "on the map." A grape that can communicate more than fruit, Godello conveys the geography of its place of origin, the aromas and flavors that the soil imparts to the wine.
This fresh, mineral-inflected Godello will pair well with swordfish sautéed in butter and wild herbs, grilled or pan-fried sweet veal or pork sausage, and a host of casual foods like tapas, pasta with white clam sauce or fried oyster sandwiches.
"Ladera Sagrada's 2010 Papa is 100% Godello sourced from vines over 25 years of age, fermented with native yeasts, and raised in stainless steel without malolactic fermentation. Melon, spring flowers, mineral, and tropical notes inform the nose of this spicy, nicely proportioned, dry, lengthy white. "
The Wine Advocate
"Light yellow. Ripe peach, orange and melon aromas are deepened by honey and fresh herbs. Juicy, weighty pit fruit and honeydew flavors show good energy, depth and sweetness, with no excess fat. The minerally finish is clean and zesty, making this wine very flexible at the table."
International Wine Cellar