Day: December 4, 2016

The Five (TV series)

MV5BMTk5NzkxNzgxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzI4Mjc2ODE@._V1_The Five is a 10 episodes British tv series of 45 minutes each , created by renowned crime author Harlan Coben as his first original series for television. The Five began broadcast on 15 April 2016 on Sky1 in the UK, starring Tom Cullen, O. T. Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby and Sarah Solemani.

Plot Summary: When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years later, Danny – now a detective – learns some shocking news. Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. He is alive and out there. Somewhere.

In Spain, the series is being broadcasted by Movistar channel #0. Begoña and I saw the first episode two Sundays ago, but last Sunday, we missed the second one. Now we are planning to watch the third episode tonight. Stay tunned.

OT: Godeval Godello 2015

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Christmas is getting closer and at ‘A Crime is Afoot’s’ household, we are preparing for the coming celebrations. Among the white wines which we will be tasting this year we have chosen this Godello from the D.O. Valdeorras.

  • Winery: Bodega Godeval. S.A.T. Barrio de Xagoaza, s/n 32317 · O Barco de Valdeorras. Ourense (España)
  • Phone: + 34 988 108 282
  • Winemaker: Horacio Fernández Presa
  • Website: http://www.godeval.com/
  • Brand: Godeval Godello 2015
  • DO: Valdeorras
  • Type: Young white wine.  
  • Vintage: 2015 
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape Variety: 100% Godello
  • Vineyards: This is a monovarietal of Godello. All the grapes come from the 17 hectares of vineyards owned by S.A.T. Godeval, located on the slates slopes of the Sil Valley. The climate is continental with a strong Atlantic influence. The cultivation of the grapes are exclusively performed by techniques that are respectful to the natural environment. The harvest is completed purely by hand.
  • Soil Type: South-facing slatey soils with gradients.
  • Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
  • Price: € 7.09 at my local grocery store 
  • My wine rating: 92/100 (A wine of outstanding or superior quality) NEW!

At Bodegas Godeval, housed in the beautifully restored 13th c. San Miguel de Xagoaza Monastery, grapes are de-stalked, cold fermented with inoculated yeasts at 18ºC for around 15 days. The feature Godeval treasures most is the mineral quality drawn from slate soils. They produce some 150,000 bottles of 100% Godello wines. Their Godeval is brilliant yellow with an herbal, lemony nose, a quite full palate and good structure. The Godeval Cepas Vellas is from old vines on the slatey slopes of the Sil river. (Source: Foods & Wines from Spain- Waiting for Godello)

 

One of the fastest emerging Spanish whites is Godello (pronounced goh – DEH- yoh). The wine has the same name as the grape and is grown in the North West of Spain, with the principle growing areas being Valdeorras and Monterrei in inland Galicia. Godello very nearly went extinct with a mere 880 hectares of the stuff in 2004. (by way of contrast the Rioja DO has around 57,000 hectares of land under vine). Happily it is very much back in vogue with trendy wine makers, such as Telmo Rodriquez, making it currently one of the most fashionable Spanish white wines. Godello wines, at their best, have a lovely minerality, with a nice zippiness in the form of fresh apple and citrus flavours. They are generally unoaked, but there are some oaked examples around. (Source: Go, go Godello – Spain’s fast emerging white grape)