White Wine Pezas da Portela 2016
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The wine Pezas da Portela is a remarkable expression of the Godello grape.
This Spanish white wine was produced by Bodega Valdesil in the Galician region of Valdeorras, Godello's homeland.
The grapes come from vines 50 to 70 years of age, planted with old clones and scattered over 11 little plots with different sun orientations and composed of slate soils.
Separately harvested and vinified according to its plot of origin, the grapes were destemmed and cold-soaked. Then they were gently crushed and fermented in French oak barrels of different capacities using wild yeasts.
After that, each of the wine musts was aged on its lees in the barrels for 6 months, with periodic stirrings. Then, this white wine from Valdeorras by Bodega Valdesil was blended and aged for a further 12 months in tanks. It was bottled unfined.
Aerate Pezas da Portela 2016 20 minutes before drinking.
The wine Pezas da Portela has a bright straw yellow colour with some golden tinges.
This varietal Godello from Valdeorras is complex and information-rich, displaying aromas of slate, black mineral, and wet earth, slowly evolving into white fruit, citrus, white flowers, camphor, aniseed, green apples, butter, spices and bread crust.
Bold and impressive, this Godello aged in oak produced by Bodega Valdesil is full of white fruit, rose petals, cider, spices, citrus, balsam and a resounding minerality. Excellent acidity, great freshness and long finish. All in all, the wine is a bit tight, showing room for growth.
|Our personal opinion||
The impressive Pezas da Portela 2016 is one of the best Godellos available on the market.
Pezas da Portela 2015:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 94.
Pezas da Portela 2014:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Pezas da Portela 2013:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Pezas da Portela 2012:
Pezas da Portela 2011:
Parker 92. Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Oysters, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|