Val de Sil Montenovo Godello 2005

White Wine from Spain

$12.29
Item No. 87722
  • white wine
  • W&S91
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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.

The Prada family began to plant Godello in 1885 on old stone terraces high on the hillsides surrounding the river Sil, which cuts through the scenic valley of Valdeoras in Spain's northwest region of Galicia. In close proximity and therefore heavily influenced by the Atlantic's high levels of rainfall and relative humidity, the delicate terraces of crushed blue slate are organically cultivated with grass cover between rows to prevent erosion. Val de Sil owns significant parcels of the mineral rich Godello, including a remarkable 140 year old single vineyard that will find its way to only a few fortunate enthusiasts.

Learn 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...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Other White Wine

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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