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 Blanc50
- Pinot Gris/Grigio23
- Rhône White Blends13
- Other White Blends12
- Chenin Blanc10
- Other White Wine4
- Pinot Blanc4
- Gruner Veltliner3
- Bordeaux White Blends2
- Melon de Bourgogne1
Ladera Sagrada Castelo do Papa Godello 2018Godello from Valdeorras, Spain
Emilio Moro El Zarzal 2018Godello from Bierzo, Spain