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Godello (Spain)

Godello is a white wine grape from the province of Galicia in Spain.

Typical Flavors


Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Pear
Pear
Apricot
Apricot

Jasmine
Jasmine
Melon
Melon
Pineapple
Pineapple
Slate
Flinty

Fermentation and Oak Flavors

Butter
Butter
Croissant
Croissant
Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla

Godello can be Floral, Fatty and Citrusy.

With hints of Apricot and Flinty Minerals.

Profile

Godello is floral with good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing

Salad
Salad
Tapas
Tapas
Crab
Seafood
Salmon
Salmon
Fish
Fish
Risotto
Risotto
Pasta
Pasta
Chicken
Chicken

Godello is known for its floral and zesty flavors.

It goes well with many types of food. In Spain it is most often served with seafood.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salads. Vegetables. Stuffed Pasta.
Seafood. Crab. Lobster. Sea Urchins.
Fatty Fish. Sea Bass. Halibut.
Poultry. Feather Game (Partriges, Quail).
Roasted Chicken. Lemon Chicken.
Lemon Veal. Cotoletta alla Milanese.

Cheese:
Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.

If You Like Godello

You May Also Like:

Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About

Godello it is largely grown in the north-west of Spain, close to the Portuguese border, in the regions of Valdeorras, Ribeira Sacra, Bierzo and Monterrei.

Godello is a Spanish rescue project. The grape was nearly forgotten, when a couple of enthusiastic wine makers brought it back to the world of important Spanish wines.

Chardonnay met Albariño in a bar sometimes in the 70s, and 9 months later they gave birth to Godello.

Joking aside, today Godello is, beside Albariño, one of Spain's best white wines.

Godello can, like Chardonnay, be very different in style, with or without oak in the vinification.

Steel-tank Godello is crispy, fruity, and mineral, while oak-aged Godello is more full body and creamy like Chardonnay.

Oaked Godello is primarily sold to the American market.

Wine Region Galicia

Galicia

Galicia is a region in north-west Spain.

There are 5 Denominacións de Orixe (DO) in Galicia:

  • Monterrei
  • Rías Baixas
  • Ribeira Sacra
  • Ribeiro
  • Valdeorras

Rias Baixas (lower Rias), close to the border of Portugal, is known to produce the best Albariño in the world. In Portugal the same grape is called Alvarinho.

Ribeira Sacra is best known for dry red wines from the Mencia grape.

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