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Valdesil Godello Sobre Lías

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Valdesil Godello Sobre Lías FOOD & WINE Wine Club Valdesil Godello Sobre Lías
Winery Valdesil
Grape Godello
Year 2011
Country Spain
Appellation Galicia

$22.00 $18.70 per bottle

Member Price: $16.83

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The little-known Godello grape makes some of Spain’s most compelling white wines, like this crisp, silky example from Valdesil.
What You Need To Know
Fans of Spain’s zesty Albariños should give Godello a try. Both grapes are from Galicia, the damp, green region on the country’s northwest coast, though Godello grows best a little inland, on the warmer hillsides of the Sil River Valley. Its melony-citrus fruit and chalky minerality make it a superb food wine. This example from Valdesil, a leading familyowned winery with a long history in the region, is aged on its lees (sobre lías). “Lees” are the yeasts leftover from fermentation, and they give this bright, dense wine a creamy edge.
Smell It
Smell It
Stony citrus and yellow plum scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Minerally and complex, with silky citrus and melon notes.
Serve It
Serve It
Well chilled.
Pair It
Pair It
Nearly any zesty seafood or vegetable dish.