2015 Maga Karma do Sil
|Origin||Spain, Ribeira Sacra|
An enticing and super refreshing melange of stone fruit, flowers and wild herbs. Nice bite and crispness on the palate with a juicy fleshiness, notes of yellow plum and citrus with aromatic wild herb notes to the finish. Really good with smoked fish and shell fish. L&S (Apr 2017)
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If the pretty labels tempts you to pull this dry Galician white off the shelf, so should the wine itself because its clean, herbal-fresh aromatics are complemented by nicely textured stone fruit flavours that are a little richer and fuller than its Rias Baixas counterpart, Albariño, while a satisfyingly juicy, dry finish makes it as attractive an alternative with grilled prawns, salads and tapas. Rating: 87 www.thewinegang.com (Jun 2017)
Candied lemon, soft acid, salty notes on the finish. Good concentration, simple flavour profile, refreshing without being sharp. Drinking range: 2017 - 2019 Rating: 15.5 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Mar 2017)
Karma do Sil
Antonio Lombardia is a brilliant winemaker and the owner of some beautiful vineyards. For a few years we were delighted to work with him when he formed half of Pena das Donas, making fantastic Godellos – they became firm favourites.
Sadly Antonio and his partner business partner have gone their separate ways – with Antonio & Franciso wanting more freedom to make better, purer wines – rather than building up volume, which was what he was being encouraged to do.
So it was a bold move to go it alone – but a move we are delighted he has made! With his own business and his newly-built winery at Karma do Sil, he is free to make the Godello as he likes it – and as we so admired before.
Maga is the first wine he has released – using the same fruit as before and the quality is striking.
Everything here is hand-picked, carefully destemmed and then fermented at cool temperatures to get the purest expression of Godello from his prime fruit. This sees no oak – but spends a good amount of time in tank on the lees to intensify the flavour and add texture – so simple yet this is intelligent, careful winemaking and he is certainly making the best wines we have seen yet!
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