Lagar Da Xestosa Godello, Monterrei, Galicia, Spain 2019


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We all know Galicia for Albarino, but “Glorious Godello” as Jancis Robinson calls it is rapidly increasing in popularity and it is easy to see why. Producer Adegas Pazo do Mar was created in 2002 and was born of a 30-year family vocation, which respects and admires the Galician wine making traditions but has a fresh spirit and clear vision for the future. They are dedicated to the production of native varietals including Godello which came very close to extinction in the 1970s but has since had a resurgence. Their vision is to create the perfect balance between traditional and modern methods to achieve characterful wines with distinctive freshness. Their commitment to quality led to Pazo do Mar recently investing in the very best of winemaking technology.

Geographically it is located in the province of Ourense, in Galicia. The average altitude is 150m above sea level, the climate is Atlantic-continental (very hot summers), and soils of a granitic nature. These coastal vineyards really add character to the wine, masses of minerality and salinity are a key characteristic of the white wines from this region.

Luscious, with a slightly fuller body than many white wines this really has substance, with characteristics of lemongrass, citrus and peach fruit. A stunning wine and a personal favourite.

Perfect with more meaty fish such as monkfish or swordfish or moules mariniere yet also lovely to be drank alone if you like your whites a little more complex.

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