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Vina Somoza Godello Valdeorras Sabre Lias 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is made entirely from Godello, sourced from 20-year old vines grown in slate and granite soils in the higher elevations at the limits of the Valdeorras DO. Following fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged on the lees - sobre lias - for three months to add a creamy richness to the final wine.

Region: Spain » Galicia » Valdeorras

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  • 2012

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Winery: Vina Somoza
Color: White
Varietal: Godello
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Tasting Notes:

Luminous lemon-green in color, this wine entices the senses with notes of apples, kiwis, white flowers and hints of toast and biscuit. On the palate, this wine is fresh, supple and elegant - each sip makes you savor another. Victor Fernandez established Vina Somoza in 2001. His philosophy is to fully express the unique characteristics of the Godello grape by using the most advanced technical equipment along with careful viticultural practices. The winery is situated in Galicia along the ancient Camino Real, where grape-growing dates back to the Romans. The winery is tucked into the Cordillera Cantabrica Mountains in DO Valdeorras, which translates as "Valley of Gold." The soil is slate substratum irrigated by the River Sil, and the fertile land provides a hospitable home to vineyards. The climate is Mediterranean-Continental, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Supervising Vina Somoza's winemaking is well-known oenologist Fernando Gonzalez. Precise grape selection, quick, careful transport to the winery, and immediate pressing are prioritized to avoid early fermentation. The wine is fermented in French oak barrels to create a varietal wine bursting with floral notes, tropical fruit and the unique character of the Godello grape.

This wine is made entirely from Godello, sourced from 20-year old vines grown in slate and granite soils in the higher elevations at the limits of the Valdeorras DO. Following fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged on the lees - sobre lias - for three months to add a creamy richness to the final wine.

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