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El Castro de Valtuille Godello
2014 Godello

Viticulture

Vineyard: Bierzo.
Soil Type: Clay.
Vine Age: 60 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
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Vinification:

Godello is a white varietal from the cool climate region of northwestern Spain, especially Galicia, Ribeira Sacra and Bierzo. The origin of the varietal is associated with the town of Godella, near Valencia, where it was first planted in the 1800's. In the 1920's a Galician trader brought Godello to Galicia. Godello almost disappeared in the mid-1900's, it was often replaced with higher yielding varietals. In the 1980's, research and experiments with Godello resulted in increased interest and planting.
Godello is often compared to Chardonnay and is said to 'combine the structure of white Burgundy with the finesse of a juicily mineral grape' (Jancis Robinson).

Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for twelve months in 500 liters French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light yellow.
Nose: Some citrus and white flower aromas.
Palate: It is dense, hints of lemon-cream and chamomile. It is bright and balanced. Long tingly finish with great acidity and minerality. The oak is discreet and elegant.
Other: It will pair very well with tarragon chicken, clam chowder, or even quail or fish such as cod, halibut or clams.
This is a great alternative to Chardonnay.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.5
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