Country: Spain Region: Castilla Y Leon, Bierzo
Category: White Wine Color: White Grape: Godello
Producer: Emilio Moro
A must-try white wine, this wine is made from Godello, the classy Spanish grape that is all the rage in restaurants on account of its phenomenal versatility for food pairing. This is bright and broad and is the freshest of the Godellos that they produce, full of blossom and greengage, apple and subtle spices. 90 points Wine Spectator and Guia Peñin.
Godello is a wonderful white grape variety that is grown in the north Spanish region of Bierzo. It's right at the top of Portugal and a bit over to the right. Full of pear and apple flavours and a touch of apricot in really good examples. It is a super match for seafood and because it's a little richer than other whites in the region, it is also great with poultry and pork.
As a comparison, the Godello grape has some of the aromatic qualities of Albariño, but more of a fleshy and rewarding mouth-feel and the possibility of a touch more complexity and spice. This Godello is made by regional powerhouses from the neighbouring Ribera del Duero region: their goal was to make whites that were fine and elegant, with a fat body, capable of aging. Sounds right up our street.
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