2012 Valdesil "Pezas de Portela" Godello Valdeorras

SKU #1250028 92 points Vinous

 Light, bright gold. Deeply pitched aromas of dried citrus and orchard fruits, fennel and white flowers, with smoky mineral and iodine flourishes adding complexity. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated Meyer lemon and pear skin flavors that tighten up on the back half. This rich yet nervy wine finishes with excellent focus and mineral drive. Made from vines between 50 and 70 years of age and fermented in used French oak barrels, then aged on its lees for six months in used barriques and another year in a stainless steel tank. (JR)  (1/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Skin contact for twelve hours, barrel fermented, six months lees ageing. Mid yellow. Honeyed and caramelised nose with fruit tone like botrytised wine – marmalade, lemon curd. Delicious... (17/20 points)  (1/2015)

K&L Notes

Valdesil has some of the most impressive Godello in the Godello-filled D.O. of Valdeorras. This particular bottling is always delicious, somewhere between a Puligny-Montrachet and a St-Aubin, with lovely yellow and citrus fruit, and ageing in 500-liter Allier oak to add some interest and complexity. Bright, lively mineral, and not lacking in intensity or textural depth, this is absolutely one of the tastiest barrel-aged Galician whites around. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer)

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