Godello, Godin Del Rise, Bierzo DO, Spain, 2012, 12.5% abv, C$18++

I finally got around to writing about this wine.

You see, I’ve been a little busy lately. I got a new job four months ago and while the subsequent move, short term rental, never-ending packing and moving company shenanigans led to a great deal of drinking, it was not usually the kind I wanted to write much about.

Lots and lots of gin and tonics.

But, this bottle got swallowed along the way and what a tasty little thing it was.image

Straight from northwest Spain, the Godin Del Rise is medium gold with light legs and has aromas of red and yellow apples with a touch of clover honey.

The palate is dry with good acidity and body and flavours of fall ripened apples, dried grass, light almond and minerality.

This wine is not complex, but it’s well balanced, has a lovely aroma and flavours, and is a perfect accompaniment to food. Grown at 550m on 30 year old terraced Godello vines (an unusual varietal to boot), it is a WSET Good plus wine offering great value for the cost.

Readers who live in BC can buy this at Everything Wine.

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