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Ultreia Godello 2020

Ultreia Godello

2020
The Raúl Pérez character taking the form of a white wine
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production26,000 - 30,000 bottles

The wine

The Ultreia Godello is the result of a clever mix of warmth-bringing oak and the Godello grape’s natural freshness, a wine of great balance marked by the captivating personality of Raúl Pérez and the strong character of his Bierzo homeland.

 

What does this wine taste like?

It’s intense on the nose, with aromas of freshly-cut grass, lime peel and stone fruit. After a few minutes in the glass, there appear varietal hints, such as flowers and white fruit.

On the palate, despite a subtle entry, the barrel-ageing makes its presence known, without affecting its freshness. It’s flavoursome, resulting from perfect maturity, and reveals a delightful unctuousness. Its fantastic acidity brings out the flavours and highlights its more mineral side, making it turn out to be luscious without being cloying. It continues evolving in the glass, veering towards confectioner’s custard and pineapple when it warms up a little. It’s fresh and harmonious, clearly-defined and clean-cut. It has a long, dry, finish, and it’s excellent with food.

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Yellow / Golden glints
Bouquet
Complex / Citrus fruits / Fennel / Aniseed
Mouth
Elegant / Good acidity / Balanced

Drinking and storing

Best served at about 10 ºC in a wide glass which enables all the complexity of the wine to be shown to perfection.

It will develop well for 6 years after its vintage date.

Serve between 9ºC and 11ºC

Food pairing

White meats such as chicken and turkey in creamy sauces, tempura-battered seafood, razor clams or fish baked in the oven.

pescados
Fish
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
mariscos
Seafood

Ratings and awards

202093 PK
201916.5 JR93 PN
201892+ PK92 PN
201717 JR
201692 PK16+ JR
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

2020 was a very good year for whites, and they harvested very early. The 2020 Ultreia Godello shows restraint and very low pH (3.2!) with high acidity (6.6 to 6.8). None of the whites go through malolactic, and this is the freshest vintage of this wine so far. This is now made with mostly own grapes from Cacabelos and Ponferrada (in 2022 they will own around 80% of the vineyards used for this wine), matured in a mixture of barriques, oak foudres and some concrete. It's super tasty, mineral and finishes dry. There are some 30,000 bottles of this wine.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2022)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2020 - 93 PARKER

Fine, lightly smoky, with real depth and persistence. It's great, that Godello grape in the right hands! Structure for further ageing but confident fruit on the palate. Dry wine but far from drying. Those who have yet to discover Spain's answer to white burgundy are in for a treat. The freshest lemon-syrup suggestion on the end but not a sweet syrup! Persistent. This is almost a 17...

— Jancis Robinson (23/06/2021)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2019 - 16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.3/5
16 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

A careful selection of the grapes and a gentle press. Fermentation with wild yeasts and not temperature-controlled. The ageing for 12 months in vats, barrels and concrete, without any racking nor working with the lees, lasts until the following vintage, trying to keep the containers empty for as short a time as possible.

Vinification materialConcrete / Wood
Ageing period12 months

Vineyards

Vine ageBetween 25 and 30 years
SoilClay / Slate
ClimateAtlantic with continental influence