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Godello

This is a sleeping giant of a variety just waiting to be properly discovered.” This is how some wine critics described this marvelous Spanish white grape mostly found in the Valdeorras D.O. –an appellation located in Galicia, an autonomous region in the north west part of Spain.

Godello variety almost disappeared in the 1970s but it was deliberately brought back to life and now it produces some of the finest white wines in Spain. Its presence is almost circumscribed to the north-west of Spain, in appellations from Bierzo (in the Castilla y León autonomous region) to Valdeorras, Monterrei, Ribeira Sacra and Ribeiro (all in Galicia).

Why we like Godello?

Godello offers a unique personality and, when grown in the right conditions and properly vinified, it can make very crisp and bright, yet rich and mouth-filling wines. These wines combine the structure of white burgundy with the finesse of Riesling from the Mosel. Godello also ages well, with some wines being able to last up to a decade, maybe a little longer. Godello wines gain in complexity and depth with time in bottle, as Riesling does. With ageing the Godello fruit aromas turn from apple to quince with some reminiscence of a Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley.

The unique character of this variety combines the body and longevity of a Chardonnay from Burgundy with the delicacy of a Riesling from the Mosel and the freshness of a Loire Valley’s Chenin Blanc.

Youd love Godello if you like…

…wines that display notes of white fruit such as apples and pears, blended with citric hints of limes and grapefruit, as well as delicate floral aromas of blossom and honeysuckle.

Wines with medium to high fruit intensity, and wines accompanied by nuances of honey, cream, brioche, vanilla, hazelnuts and sometimes even flint and gunpowder.

Wines with this Grape Variety

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Vinaredo Godello Valdeorras de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vinaredo Godello Valdeorras 2015

Region Valdeorras

Producer Santa Marta

Variety Godello

Type White

£10.29

inc VAT