Bodegas Y Vinedos Vina Somoza Seleccion Godello 2010
The vineyards grow in these rich sloped grounds, with slate substrata and watered by the Sil. A Mediterranean-continental microclimate with Atlantic influence, thermal oscillation between 8ºC and 25ºC, Valdeorras is an area less humid than Galicia.The queen of her grapevines, is the native GODELLO.
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. Aromas of honeysuckle blossom and bright citrus flavors such as Meyer lemon, lime and kiwi are common. 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). If you are new to this grape and need a reference point, it could be likened to Chenin blanc in aroma, texture and flavors. Try it with lobster, King Crab, or rich seafood pasta dishes.