Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wine Review: Pagos de Galir Godello 2017


I've got two wines lined up for review by Pagos de Galir. First I reviewed their 2016 Mencia and now I'm on to the 2017 Godello. Unfortunately these are rather quick reviews due to time constraints when they had to be written.

From www.VirgenDelGalir.comThe Virgen del  Galir winery was founded in 2002 in a valley of the Galir river, in Éntoma, a small village in Orense, Galicia, Northern Spain. The “Camino de Santiago” crosses through this village. Virgen del Galir is a member of the Valdeorras DO. This semi-forgotten region has extraordinary vineyards. Virgen del Galir owns 20 hectares of vineyards on practically as many plots, on a valley of the Galir river. Altitude is over 600m. The ground is made up almost entirely of decomposed schist on terraces.

This is 100% Godello from Valdeorras, Galicia. It's manually harvested, cold macerated, and after a controlled fermentation in stainless steel it spends 5 months ageing on the lees. The color of the wine is a golden yellow with a slight tilt towards green. There's aromas of white flowers, white peaches, lime, pine, and honey. For some reason when the nose of a white wine really captivates me I'm taken by surprise. That is not the part of this experience where I expect to fall in love with a white wine. Reds? Of course! And yet this is a white wine whose nose captivates me.

On the palate it's got a medium body and tart acidity, with a bit lanolin and saline. There's flavors of green apple, white peach, lime, celery, and a leaf of mint. Then it finishes rather green with lime and mint, and the acidity begging for more of this cheese that I have in front of me.

This Godello offers complete redemption after the Mencía. It's outstanding!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $19
Rating: 4.5/5 = Recommended / Highly Recommended (what does that mean?)

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