2020 Valdesil Montenovo Blanco

Valdeorras, Spain

Beautiful, glistening Godello, the main white grape of Galicia, in the north-west corner of Spain. Chalky and crystalline with a luscious stonefruit core.



About the Wine

Part of the Bodegas Valdesil's aim when it begun was to revitalise and recover the Godello vines that once belonged to their family. They now own some of the oldest Godello vines on earth, so it should come as no surprise that they make a stellar wine of this variety.

It's a luscious, crystalline wine - glistening in the glass, with stone fruit flavours and a cleansing finish.

It's a stunning wine with a lot of rich history behind it.

About Bodegas Valdesil

Bodegas Valdesil is owned by the Prada family, whose ancestor is Jose Ramon Gayoso - the man responsible for planting the very first parcels of Godello in 1885. It started with the Pedrouzos vineyard, but Gayoso continued planting small parcels in and around the village of Portella.

As time passed, though, a lot of these vineyards were sold.- but in 2001, the Pradas started buying all of the sites back, and they've been successful in regaining ownership of them all.

While the majority of their vineyards are planted with Godello (and they make a fantastic one, at that), they also make small amounts of Mencia and other native red varietals.

Old Godello vines of Bodegas Valdesil
Old Godello vines of Bodegas Valdesil
Valdeorras, Spain
Additional Info

From the Importer

With their cadre of old vines and magnificent highland terroirs, Valdesil has become a gold-standard source for Godello. Montenovo is this producer's entry-level offering, crafted from massale selection vines propagated from the oldest, 'baddest' Godello in the world--the 130+ year old vines of the Pedrouzos vineyard.

Fashioned from the Estate's younger vineyards spread across the slate-ridden Valdeorran villages of Rubiá, A Rúa, Larouco, Petín and O Bolo, this lays down a seriously impressive marker. Each soil type or plot is vinified independently and malo is suppressed. The result is a crystalline, pulpy and racy wine with a chalky, almost Chablis-like tangy personality and invigorating notes of nectarine, white flowers and straw. A lovely cleansing finish with a twist of crushed tarragon. A superb example of Godello.

Blend : Godello (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Prada family amongst the vines
The Prada family amongst the vines
Valdeorras, Spain

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