For the dinner of this evening I’ve chosen a young Godello white wine by bodegas (in Galician adegas) Gargalo. Cheers!
Winery: Adegas Gargalo, Rúa do Castelo, 59 – 32619 Verín – Ourense – España. Adegas Gargalo was founded in 1998 by the prominent fashion designer Roberto Verino in honour of his homeland and its great potential for winemaking. The winery is located in the Tamega River basin, a tributary of the Duero and has a Mediterranean/continental climate. The vines are located in the Monterrei Valley. All grapes are hand harvested and manually selected at the winery.
Phone: +34 988 590 203
Winemaker: Jorge Hervella
Brand: Gargalo Production 40,000 bottles.
Type: Young white wine, with a fermentation of 15 days and 4 months tank storage.
Grape Variety: 100% Godello
Vineyards: Own and selected older vineyards in Monterrei Vineyards Valley. Hand harvested and manual selection at winery.
Soil Type: Granite and slate soil
Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
Price: 8.70 € at Licores Lafuente.
My wine rating: 92/100 (A wine of outstanding or superior quality) NEW!
It was only a few years ago that Godello was at the brink of extinction, but in recent years this wonderful Galician grape variety has been making a ferocious comeback, being re-planted in Valdeorras, Ribeiro and Rias Baixas. Still less developed, but full of beguiling pleasure is one of the newest D.O. regions, Monterrei, stretching from the Portugese border to north of Verín. This is Galicia’s driest region, but still produces wonderfully crisp and fragrant whites from Godello. The wine has a bright yellow straw colour with golden reflections. On the nose it is fresh and floral with citrus and tropical hints, along with a fresh herbal touch with honey notes The palate is satiny and has excellent fruit expression, with notes of pear, apple and long lingering aftertaste.
Read more about the Godello grape here.