Learn about Godello — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Native to northwest Spain and experiencing a major revival in the last 20 years, Godello wines are typically sleek and lightly creamy in texture. Barrel fermentation and lees stirring are typical in Valdeorras, Spain where the grape comes from. These winemaking techniques make the most of Godello's inherent structure and help bring out its lovely floral character. If you are new to this grape and need a reference point, it could be likened to Chenin Blanc in aroma, texture and flavors.
Tasting Notes for Godello
Godello is a dry, white wine. Aromas of honeysuckle blossom and bright fruit flavors such as Meyer lemon, kiwi, green apple and passionfruit are common.
Perfect Food Pairings for Godello
Try it with lobster, King Crab, rich seafood pasta dishes, radish salad with herbs or grilled cauliflower.
Sommelier Secrets for Godello
- Sauvignon Blanc46
- Pinot Gris/Grigio13
- Other White Blends11
- Chenin Blanc8
- Rhône White Blends8
- Gruner Veltliner5
- Bordeaux White Blends3
- Pinot Blanc3
- Melon de Bourgogne2
- Other White Wine2
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