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2014 Terra do Castelo Godello 750ml

2014 Terra do Castelo Godello

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The pear and quince flavors are ripe and juicy in this bright white, with a firm spine of acidity. The pine and floral notes on the finish add a savory character. - Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Producer: Terra do Castelo
Website: www.terradocastelo.com

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2014(750ml)  


Varietal: Godello or Gouveio
A vibrant, aromatic white grape indigenous to the north west of Spain and Portugal. Despite nearly being killed off by phylloxera in the early 20th century its plantings are now rapidly increasing thanks to a movement promoting the traditional varieties of Galicia. The subregion of Valdeorras has the largest area under vines and produces some of most expressive examples. In addition to making the Portugese table wines of Alentejo and Dao, where it goes by the name Gouveio, it is also blended with Malvasia Fina and Viosinho to make white Port.

Country: Spain
With more area under vines than any other country, it ranks third in terms of quantity of wine produced. The range of its wines is a reflection of the country's regional climatic diversity ranging from the rich and sumptuous reds of the hot and arid Ribera del Duero to the light, crisp whites of the cool Atlantic region of Galicia and Basque Country. For some of the country's best reds, try the regions of Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, and Murcia. Spain is also responsible for some of the world's finest fortified and dessert wines, the finest of which come from the town Jerez (Sherry), in Andalucía.

Region: Galicia
Galicia is one of the 17 top-level administrative regions (known as comunidades autónomas) of Spain. It occupies the north-western corner of the Iberian Peninsula, and is exposed on two sides to the Atlantic Ocean. To the south lies Portugal, to the east Castilla y Leon. Winemaking has long been a tradition in Galicia, brought to the region by the ancient Romans and continued by the monks throughout the Middle Ages. Today, Galicia is best known for its Rias Baixas wines – crisp, aromatic whites made predominantly from Albarino. Galician wines bear striking similarities to those of Minho (particularly Vinho Verde), just across the border in Portugal. Galicia is home to five DO-rated wine zones. Running west to east they are: Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Monterrei, Valdeorras and the most celebrated, Rias Baixas. Each has its own specialties and traditions.

Sub-Region: Ribiero

Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.