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Godelia Godello/Dona Blanca Blend 2013


Product Notes

Owner: García Rodríguez Family

Oenology: Josep Serra – Olga Verde

Viticulture: Olga Verde – Josep Serra

Municipality: Pieros – Cacabelos

Designation of origin: D.O. Bierzo

Variety: Godello 80% and doña blanca 20%

Vintage: 2013 Harvest: From 29 September to 6 October.

Vineyard: Own and rented Godello: 12 to 41 year-old plants Doña blanca: 61 to 81 years-old plants

Soil: Mixture of fine elements, quartzite and slate

Formation: Bush vines and trellis vines

Planting density: Between 3500 and 7000 plants per hectare according to plots and aspect

Height above sea level: From 500 m to 700 m

Vine Training: Cordon Royat simple, double and bush pruning

Climate: Microclimate with Atlantic and Mediterranean influence

Rainfall: Between 750 and 1000 mm

Aspect: Semi-terraced slopes and sharp slopes

Vinification: Strict and thorough selection of the grapes in the vineyard. Manual harvest in 15 kg boxes. Temperature controlled processing of the grapes at 5º. Manual selection at the sorting table. Soft destemming and pressing in an inert atmosphere. Static racking of must for 24 hours and separate fermentation of the varieties in 150 hl stainless steel tanks at 15º.

Elaboration: 5 months on selected lees using the bâttonage technique.

Bottling: Fining with isinglass. Open filtration for shine purposes.

Profile of the wine: A blend of two native grapes, both with vast personality. The percentage of each is adjusted so as to extract the best of both of them.

Tasting note: Vintage characterized by freshness and complexity. Bright straw colored. It has a complex and powerful nose with noticeable hints of stone fruits and white flowers on mineral background with light shades of citrus and fennel. Very nice and creamy, fruity and elegant mouth where highlights and slightly saline mineral notes that characterize it, that along with it fresh acidity and lingering finish.

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