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Gaba Do Xil Branco 2020

Gaba Do Xil Branco

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Gaba do Xil Godello presents a modern look at wines from the often forgotten winemaking regions of...

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£14.24

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Gaba Do Xil Branco 2020

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TypeWhite
Alcohol content i13.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2020

Review

Gaba do Xil Godello presents a modern look at wines from the often forgotten winemaking regions of inland Galicia. A strong Atlantic character with continental influences, it is an expressive and serious wine with a surprising maturity and freshness. Godello grapes play a big part in its character but so too does the unique character of the area and its vineyards of slate and red clay soils at heights of 500 metres.

The Godello grapes used for Gaba do Xil Godello are grown around the villages of Larouco and Santa Cruz in the small Valdeorras appellation in vineyards owned by the winery or by local winegrowers who also use traditional methods. Most of the vines are trellis-trained and grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand using small crates to take them to the winery where native yeasts are used for the fermentation. Then the wine is left to stand for a further four months on its lees before it is ready to hit the market.

Gabo do Xil Godello is a soothing, herbal and aromatic wine in the glass with intense aromas of bay leaves and small wild flowers. As it warms slightly, hints of stone fruit like peaches appear with a fascinating blend of sweetness and freshness, bringing to mind honey and lemons. It offers a rounded, smooth and dry taste in the mouth with a pleasant sensation of maturity wrapping around the palate. The elegance of granite is present in every sip while an excellent acidity and fine texture ensure a lingering sensation. We recommend decanting the wine first to fully enjoy it or even keeping it for a year before opening if you can wait to enjoy deeper aromas and a wider feel. An excellent choice of wine at a price which gives a surprising value for money.

Food pairing

Soft cheeses / Wild mushroom risotto / Roast turbot

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 7ºC and 8ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewStraw yellow / Pale
  • Bouquet:Subtle / Fruit aromas / Tropical fruit / Apricot / Mineral notes
  • Mouth:Good entry / Pleasantly textured / Silky / Good acidity / Flavoursome / Long finish

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by: Gus (27/09/2019) - Vintage 2018

Great Value

Bought this wine for my wife who was super impressed! In fact she enjoyed it so much I immediately ordered a case of 12......great value wine.

by: William Forbes (26 Jun) - Vintage 2019

Tasty Godello

A very nice refreshing Godello perfect for summer.

by: Henri Berard (26 Jul) - Vintage 2019

Ma première expérience avec un Goldello

Très bonne surprise et excellent rapport qualité prix. Je ne connaissais pas ce cépage mais ce vin m'a énormément plu ! Belle couleur dorée, joli nez et très bonne bouche entre minéralité et fruits (citron, pêche et poire), avec un niveau d'acidite idéal. J'ai commandé deux autres Goldello que je gouterais plus tard (Regina Viarum Godello 2020 et Valdesil Godello sobre lías 2018), en espérant d'autes belles découvertes.

by: DavidT (03/12/2020) - Vintage 2019

Godello

Este godello es suave de aromas no afrutados y muestra largo sabor en boca. Tiene carácter y cuerpo para acompañar platos ligeros pero también puede invitar al comensal a finalizar el almuerzo con mas madera o burbuja. Sin duda repetiré

by: Ignacio Garcia Andrade (12/04/2017) - Vintage 2016

ya conocía este vino y me parece un vino explendido

es uno de los mejores blancos que he probado y esa uva godello merece todo mi respeto combina con el pescado y el marisco de maravilla y me encanta llevo comprandola 2 años y de momento no cambio de blanco

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