Godelia Godello Seleccion 2010 Front Label
Godelia Godello Seleccion 2010 Front Label

Godelia Godello Seleccion 2010

Godello from Spain
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Winemaker Notes

#43 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

A highly distinctive vintage. Its aroma is intense and delicate with floral and mineral hints among sweet touches. Subtle and creamy in the mouth with a fresh, well-balanced entry and a lingering, silky finish.

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WS 91
Wine Spectator
A generous white, delivering bold flavors on a lush texture. The pineapple, peach and crème brûlée notes are framed by sweet vanilla and tangerine acidity. This is distinctive, in the modern style.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even better is the 2010 Bierzo Blanco Godelia Seleccion, which is made from 80-year old Godello vines. A sensational effort, it offers a similar personality, but more body and flavor intensity, terrific ripeness, lots of personality, and a dry, mineral-laced (crushed rocks) finish.
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The bodega lies in the district of Pieros. With its typical local architecture, the old style traditional farmhouse is in perfect harmony with its beautiful surroundings in a landscape which bears witness to the passage of countless pilgrims making their way to Santiago de Compostela.

The installations are functional and follow traditional techniques, which have been improved to ensure the utmost care for the production processes.

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White grapes are used in two famous types of Spanish wine, Sherry and Cava, but we will limit this discussion to still whites. Let’s begin with perhaps the best known and most highly regarded internationally, Albariño . Produced in the region of Rías Baixas, just above Portugal in northwestern Spain, Albariño typically sees no or little oak and is medium to medium-plus in body. Aroma and flavor notes often include citrus and peach, often with subtle floral notes and a suggestion of sea spray, giving the wine a zesty feel. Often bottled as a single varietal, Albariño is sometimes blended with other indigenous grapes like Loureira and Treixadura. Try one of these Spanish whites from Forjas del Salnes.

Let’s look at a few other Spanish white wines. Godello also hails from northwestern Spain and presents a profile of grapefruit, minerality and a slight smoky quality. Enjoy a bottle from Bodegas Avancia. The region of Rueda, northwest of Madrid, is home to Verdejo , which makes refreshing, un-oaked white wines whose herbal vibrancy recalls Sauvignon Blanc . Protos makes a tasty version. Up north in the Basque region, we find the wine called Txakoli (sometimes called Txakolina). Pronounced “sha-ko-LEE,” it’s made from a local grape called Hondurrabi Zuri and is light, fresh, citrusy, dry … and with razor sharp acidity that makes it a fantastic partner with local seafood and tapas. Ameztoi Gertariako is a good Spanish white wine producer to check out.

The Penedѐs region, best known for the oceans of delicious Cava it sends to the world, also produces still Spanish whites, sometimes from international varieties like Chardonnay , and often from the same grapes used for Cava. These include Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macabeo. Avaline produces a fine example of Penedes white. Finally, we visit the Rioja region. While it is historically and internationally famous for its reds, Rioja also produces fine Spanish white wines. These are usually based on Viura (the local name for Macabeo) and make good everyday sippers, although some aged versions can be stunningly complex. A good place to start is the white Rioja from Bodegas Muga.

As you can see, Spanish white wines offer a vast opportunity for exploration!

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