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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Val de Sil Montenovo Godello 2007
Val de Sil Montenovo Godello 2007
(search item no. 91423)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One of the most exciting white wines available on the market today for the price. Fresh, bright, racy flavors of white peach and almonds. Unique and delicious - from 140 year old vines.
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About Val de Sil:

The Prada family began to plant Godello in 1885 on old stone terraces high on the hillsides surrounding the river Sil. Many years later, several of these parcels had been sold to other estates, but in 2001, the young generation of the family began buying back these small blocks that had been in their family for generations. They now own almost the entirety of what had been sold and bottle it under “Pezas de Portella”.

The region of Galicia and Valdeoras is heavily influenced by the Atlantic, with high levels of rainfall and relative humidity. Temperatures are quite moderate and the region is extremely fertile, with miles and miles of green rolling hills. The vineyards are planted on these gently rolling hills on alluvial soils. Many of the vineyards sit on the valley floor and the hills just above on soil that is rich in organic material. Average vineyard altitude is between 240 and 350 meters above sea level.