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From vineyards on steep granite and slate slopes this Godello expresses its aromatics uncompromisingly. Floral and herbal on the nose: peach and yellow apple on the palate with hints of anise and fresh mint hints. The palate has all this plus some typical Godello butteriness.
The Godeval winery is situated in the beautiful 13th century monastery of Xagoaza, and is dedicated to the quality of the Godello grape. Only two wines are made – a classic style and a richer old vines wine. Vines in Valdeorras have an ancient heritage cultivated by the Romans who developed vineyards on the granitic and slate soils on the slopes bordering the River Sil. Godeval’s vines are planted in the 1970’s & 80s by the original founders of the winery on the steepest slopes and their south-facing aspect ensures maximum ripeness. Chemicals are virtually never used and harvest, needless to say, is manual. Soils are well-drained slates that both encourage deep root system whilst retaining the heat. The Godello has been reclaimed in Valdeorras as a noble indigenous variety. It is low yielding and gives wines of tremendous personality. Its aromatics are fruity (peach and ripe apple), floral and herbal with anise and fresh mint hints. Combined with the inherent lactic character of the grape and you have wines that work on several levels.