2010 GODELLO Almalarga Barrica Adega Pena das Donas
||Origin: Spain, Ribeira Sacra
Lea & Sandeman review
Do not be put off by the fact this wine says 'barrica' (oaked) on the label (we were when we first looked at it), as it is a far cry from being oaky. Lovely texture with a single note of richness mid-palate.
Other reviews and comments
Each time I taste Godello grape, I prefer it to the more popular Albarino from the same region. Here the oak is well-blended in and adds richness, weight and the ability to age to the lifted, quite minerally fruit. 13.5 abv. 2012-14.
Steven Spurrier, decanter.com
Galicia is the bit of Spain that sticks out over the top of Portugal (but, of course, you knew that). Here the wines are very different to the rest of Spain, the whites are bright crisp aromatic affairs that accompany well the local sea-food based diet, whilst the less-known reds are at the fruitier, fresher end of things. Rioja they, certainly, are not. It was Albariño that put the region on the map internationally, but there is so much more to know. Here's a taste of Galicia, a selection that will charm and refresh, and have you yearning for more.