Produced in El Bierzo, Godelia Blanco is a Spanish white wine defined by its wonderfully local character.
It is a blend of two indigenous varieties, 80% Godello and 20% Doña Blanca, coming from vines 30 to 60 years of age, planted in deeply mineral soils at altitudes between 500 and 700 metres above sea level.
Incidentally, Bodegas Godelia is located at a privileged spot near The Way of St. James, followed by pilgrims all over the world on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
After the harvest, the grapes were cold-soaked, gently pressed, drawn off and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Then this white wine from El Bierzo was aged for 5 months on its lees with periodic stirrings.
Drink Godelia Blanco 2017 until 2023.
The white wine Godelia Blanco has a straw yellow colour with some golden and greenish glints.
Displaying a clean and pure nose, this white wine from El Bierzo suggests some expressive aromas of herbs, apples, citrus and bone fruit over a dim mineral background, with some creamy and floral nuances.
Smooth and drinkable, with an excellent acidity and a silky body. Godelia from El Bierzo is full of ripe white fruit, with a touch of citrus, some mineral remembrances, and delicately bitter notes. Medium finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Well crafted and original, Godelia Blanco 2017 proves again that Godello is one of Spain's great white grapes, in this case with complemented with the rare and highly interesting Doña Blanca.
Godelia Blanco 2016:
Godelia Blanco 2015:
Peñín 92. Enterwine 91.
Godelia Blanco 2014:
Parker 88. Enterwine 90.
Godelia Blanco 2013:
|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|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Godello 80%, Doña Blanca 20%|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Rice with fish, Risotto, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Godello and Dona Blanca is a great combination. Stony, flinty, spicy. Yess!
I like Godello wines. Intense on the palate, quite mineral and fresh.