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Pezas da Portela

Product No:1202501
Producer:Bodegas Valdesil
Name:Pezas da Portela
Vintage:2014
Varietal:Godello
Country:Spain
Region:Valdeorras
ABV:13.50%
Wine Style:Still
Organic:No
Vegetarian:Yes
Vegan:Yes
Producer Summary:We found a real treasure in Valdesil, kept safe since 1880 - the oldest Godello clone in the world, which only they own, allows Valdesil to produce the very best Godellos. By using the original old Godello varietals in new vineyards, as the business has grown, they have taken the level of quality to a step no other local producer can match.
Short Tasting Note:The wine displays lovely freshness and fullness on the palate with layers of fruit and good acidity that combine harmoniously in a long, enveloping finish.
Long Tasting Note:The family tradition of planting small vineyards of godello, "pezas" in Galician (local language), around the village of Portela started in 1885. Over the years some of these vineyards changed hands and in 2002 the family recovered eleven of them and the first "Pezas da Portela" was produced. This is a most individual and complex Godello. Its character reflects the minerality of the Portela soil rich in decomposed slate. The separate vinification and ageing in oak of each one of the eleven pezas enhances the wine’s complexity and allows the mineral character of the soil to fully emerge. The wine displays lovely freshness, flesh and fullness on the palate with layers of fruit and good acidity that combine harmoniously in a long, enveloping finish.
Awards:2013 Decanter Silver
Press Recommendations:"This is Galicias answer to top white burgundy, where the gorgeous ripe, slightly honeyed peach, pear and lemon are joined by white flowers and fennel-like herbs, the richness offset by mineral freshness." (The Guardian, June 2013)

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