Losada Godello 2022
Case of 6 bottles.
The grapes - 100% Godello - come from old, low-yielding vines from two vineyard sites in the mountains (600m absvl) near San Lorenzo and San Esteban de Valdueza. This location and the predominantly slate soils give the wine its characteristic Atlantic personality. Grapes are hand-harvested with maximum vineyard selection, and the vineyards are managed sustainably.
Pre-fermentation “cold-soak” (8 hours); no pressed juice. The alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks, then the wine is aged for five months on the lees - 70% in tank and 30% in aged, 500-litre French-oak barrels. Fining with a gelatin-based agent; bottled unfiltered. 14.0% alc./vol..
Our tasting note: Pale straw/yellow colour, with bright golden tinges. Aromas and flavours of (white) stone fruit and pear, with light floral/herbal (anise and fennel) and mineral notes. Structured, dry, with fresh acidity and a long/complex finish.
Menu matches: A great pairing with seafood (baked and grilled, Sushi, ceviche, oysters, tempura, freshwater fish, poultry (grilled and baked), and Asian-style pork dishes.
Awards/Scores: 92pts from James Suckling; 90pts Robert Parker