Mengoba Brezo Blanco 2014
This energetic, textural bargain is a blend of 80% Godello and 20% Doña Blanca sourced from a variety of highland Bierzo terroirs. The Godello comes mostly from the stony Carracedo site as well as some clay/limestone plots in Valtuille and Villafranca del Bierzo. The Doña Blanca hails from similar sites but also includes some older vine material from the slate soils of Espanillo. Par for the cause, the 2014 is mouth filling yet vividly fresh with the kind of interest and vibrant energy so rare in whites at this price. Aromas and flavours remind of fresh mint, citrus, white blossom and gin botanicals. It is both textural and crunchy fresh - if that makes sense. If anything it's a touch more elegant, silkier, longer and with more class than we have seen, yet it does not sacrifice the feisty, rock-hewn drinkability that we have come to know and love. Very good stuff.
|Varietal(s)||Godello Doña Blanca|
In a mixed or straight case: $26.59