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Native to Galicia, Godello was almost abandoned in the 1970′s but has been steadily making a comback over the last several years. A white grape, this variety is the protagonist in the high quality white wines from DOs Valdeorras and Bierzo. Rich in aromatic potential, its wines tend to have aromas that are reminicient of those found in the variety Albariño – apple, peach, pineapple, apricot – although they tend to be slightly less floral and can take on notes of anise after the first year. This noble grape produces well-structured wines with a great capacity for fermentation in oak and aging over lees resulting in creamy, fruity wines that keep their freshness.

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  • Jack Martinelli

    7/12/2008 I have just sampled the 2005 Vina Abad Godello from Valdeorras, bottled at Bodega Cooperativa Jesus Nazareno, marked down to US $6.00 from 12.00, due to being the very last bottle at the retailer. I found it very good, similar to an albarino or dry pinot gris, as usually described. Nicely floral and not bitter or sour. I would buy a case if it were available here, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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