Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil Godello 2017 (93 JS)
“This really shows what the godello grape can do. A crisp, northerly dry white for Spain with delicate dried-apple, fresh-lemon and herb-jelly notes. Medium-bodied and sleek with a graceful finish. Drink or hold.”
This slinky, mineral white hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for goldmining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello grape.
Rioja, Valdeorras, Toro, Spain
Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s pioneer winemakers, advocating native grape varietals tied to the climates and conditions of their sites, and making world-class wines from undiscovered as well as known regions. While Telmo makes rare and limited wines of astonishing character and quality, his everyday wines have been equally praised, and widely recognized for the tremendous value they offer.