Mengoba Godello Sobre Lias 2016

$56.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Crafted from 100% Godello drawn from a manual fruit selection of the best grapes from Greg's small plots located in Carracedo, Valtuille and Villafranca del Bierzo, the average year of the vineyards are 20 years. Pérez ferments the Doña in stainless steel to preserve its shy aromatics, while the Godello goes into 5000lt oak foudre. Each parcel is aged separately on its lees for up to 11 months before blending. There are no set formulas here. This is a fascinating, individual wine. The handling is much longer and more oxidative than its younger sibling, which only seems to enhance the sense of smoky minerality, a legacy of the broken slate and calcareous soil in which the vines are grown. Great tension and energy here. A very complex and challenging white for the price point.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Godello
Country Spain
Region Bierzo
Brand Bodegas Mengoba
Vintage 2016

Wines of Spain

With 2.9 million acres of land planted in wine grapes, Spain is the most widely planted wine producing nation and second largest producer in the world. Many styles of wine are produced in the country most of which are based on native grape varietals.

The two most famous regions are Rioja and Ribera del Duero for their Tempranillo production. Rioja Tempranillo (the classic) will be lighter and fresher with red fruit flavours as compared to those from Ribera del Duero that are often deep purple, higher in alcohol with more tannins and intense black fruit character. Rioja is also known for producing Garnacha (Grenache), as well as rich, nutty whites from the indigenous Viura varietal.

In the Catalonia region, Spain is recognized for making a sparkling wine in the traditional method but using native grape varieties. This is called Cava. Priorat, a subregion within Catalonia specializes in making still red blends of Garnacha, Carignan and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in a bold and full-bodied style. Together with Rioja, wines from Priorat have achieved DOCa/DOQ status signifying their quality.

Sherry is Spain’s famous fortified wine which can either be completely dry, lusciously sweet or somewhere in between. This is made in the southern region of Jerez.

Other notable Spanish wine styles include: Monastrell (AKA. Mataro/Mourvèdre), produced in the Jumilla region and refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo from north western Galacia.

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