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Avanthia Avancia Godello Old Vines 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Light, bright yellow. A lively, complex bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, chalky minerals, white flowers and ginger....
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Casal Novo Godello 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Vivid straw. A pungent, complex bouquet evokes fresh tangerine, pear and melon, with mineral, fennel and floral nuances building in the...
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Rafael Palacios As Sortes Valdeorras Blanco 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2014 As Sortes blends Godello grapes from seven plots planted with old vines ranging from 40 to 96 years of age. The 2014s have a...
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Rafael Palacios Louro Do Bolo Valdeorras Blanco 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2015 Louro always contains some 8% Treixadura while still maintaining Godello as the main grapes. It's sourced from their own...
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Rafael Palacios Sorte O Soro 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2011 O Soro, from a single terraced vineyard (the small plots are called sortes in Galician language) of 0.47 hectares planted with...
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Telmo Rodriguez Godello Valdeorras Gaba Do Xil 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - The entry level white 2015 Gaba do Xil is old vine Godello (and the old vineyards always contain other grape varieties...) from granite...

Galicia Godello Spain Valdeorras

The northern Spanish wine region of Galicia is a fascinating one indeed, and is most definitely a wine region to keep your eye on today and in the near future. Once an important center of viticulture and wine trade, Galicia suffered from a huge and devastating economic depression in the 19th century, leaving many of the vineyards untended and useless. However, the 20th century saw various organizations pour money into Galician wine making, thus rebooting the wine industry of this relative wet and windy region on the Atlantic coast. Today, the region is being celebrated for its superb and flavorful blended white wines, made from native grape varietals such as Albarino and Caino Blanca, and is continuing to rebuild itself and regain former glories.

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.