Bodegas Valdesil Montenovo Godello 2020
A pure, mineral driven expression of Godello. The 2020 Bodegas Valdesil Montenovo Godello exhibits fresh citrus notes and a slight sweet tart character on the strong mineral backbone from the slate soils.
Godello is native to northwest Spain and has experienced 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. Somm Secret—DNA profiling says that Spain’s Godello is actually identical to the Portugese grape variety Gouveio, which grows throughout the Douro and Dão (where it used to mistakenly be called Verdelho).