This Spanish white wine is made from 20-year-old vines grown in clay-limestone and slate soils, located at altitudes between 400 and 900 metres above sea level.
Harvested by hand in little boxes, the selected grapes were fermented for 30 days in French oak barrels from Allier.
After that, they were aged on its lees for a period of 6 months with periodic stirrings.
Finally, this white wine fermented in oak by Dominio de Tares was aged for a further 3 months in the bottle before its release.
Drink Dominio de Tares Godello 2016 from now until 2023. It is best enjoyed at a temperature of 10-12ºC.
The white wine Dominio de Tares Godello has a clean, bright yellow colour with some golden tinges.
The nose of this white wine by Dominio de Tares expresses some deep mineral nuances, alongside aromas of underbush, white fruit, orange peel and bitter almonds. On the background, a layer of toast, toffee and dry fruit.
Bold and expansive, this varietal Godello from El Bierzo has some mild tannins and a well-balanced acidity. Complex notes of baked apples, aniseed, fennel, dry earth, marzipan and citrus. Long, slightly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and characteristic, Dominio de Tares Godello 2016 shows the remarkable potential of the Godello grape, arguably Spain's most promising white variety. Pair with baked fish dishes.
Dominio de Tares Godello 2015:
Dominio de Tares Godello 2014:
Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 90.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrels|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Birds, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Goat cheese, Majorcan cuisine, Oriental cuisine, Poultry, Roasted white meats, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
This wine has a superb texture. The palate is complex, with quince, lime, almonds and a sort of stony-earthy feel. Very good!!