We’ve had some very cold days these last few months but now it seems winter has let the sun come back and there is a small tingle of spring in the air. That gives us a good chance to try out some nice white wines for a change. This week we are letting our minds flow to the warm, sunny coast of Galicia in Spain and a wine that is as easy to drink as it is delightful.
The eastern part of Galicia has a cool Atlantic climate, which gives a correspondingly cool, clear and fruity wine style. Godello was a virtually extinct grape variety until it was rediscovered in the early 1970s. Today it is experiencing something of a renaissance in the northern part of Spain. The aroma profile is not different from Albarino from DO Rias Baixas.
The vineyard is Located between 400 and 500 meters of altitude and has reddish, clayey soils on metamorphic slates. It has 20 % bushwine and the rest more common vertical trellis. This is a great buy at under 200,- kroner and a very exiting new grape to try out.
Gaba do Xil Godello 2019 - 198,- kr
Very nice surprise for me. A style and grape, Godello, that I don't often try, and this was very nice. Orange, grapefruit and white pepper on the nose. Great acidity and minerality. Orange, grapefruit, honey melon in the mouth. Superb wine that drinks great now.
Workes perfectly as an aperitif and with white fish and also with shrimp.