I love when a wine schools me. Opened my first bottle a few years back and thought, big on price and low on return.
It is clear after tasting the wine today, I was clueless and my initial assessment was way off. I clearly did not “get “ what this wine is all about. On the nose Chablis’esque with some reduction that eventually blew off. In my mouth, so much going on. Wonderful concentration and balance with a constant rotation of saline , stone fruit, apple and creaminess. All of this swaddled in vibrant acidity. — 13 days ago
Here’s a Godello wine hailing from Bierzo, Spain.
After letting this beauty breathe, open, and warm up a bit - wow - it offers layered notes of baked apple, pear tart, quince, cantaloupe, lemon peel, chamomile, honeysuckle, crushed stone, sweet cream, creme brûlée, salted caramel, and brioche.
This wine is medium gold, dry and has medium acidity, medium alcohol, and a medium finish. It’s balanced and complex.
Raul Pérez, Ultreia La Claudina, Godello, Bierzo, vintage 2019, ABV 13.5%. — 3 months ago
Innovative Spanish (Galicia) white blend of Treixadura, Torrontes, Godello, Loureira and Albariño. Lychee And Honeysuckle on the nose. Red apple and flowers on the pallet. Fermented on the lees which gives this wine some lift, richness and body. Perfect acidity with some pleasant bitterness on the finish. A real winner! — 4 years ago
Better than expected for its age. Very nice dinner wine. — 11 days ago
Nice weight and texture. Medium citrus. Like a funky white burg. — 3 years ago
Dark gold color. Aromas of pear and lemon with a hint of white flowers. Pallet is full of juicy pear and unripe peach with notes of savory spices and dusty earth. Stoney note on the finish. Medium bodied. Clean and crisp with nicely balanced acidity. — 16 days ago
Oh my what a fantastic white from Spain! Me and a girlfriend emptied the bottle so fast I had to open another wine and then another wine! 🤣 fun day!! Too bad I didn’t have more of this. It was so refreshing. I found a new wine place and will definitely go back to buy more!! — 7 months ago