Adras Godello 2013

Region: Ribeira Sacra D.O.

Grapes: 100% Godello
Vintage: 2013
Color: White

The vineyards producing grapes for this wine are planted with 40 year old Godello vines. The soils are composed of silica-rich sand and decomposed granite. Yields are limited through pruning and green harvest to encourage concentration of flavor in the finished wine. Leaves are also pulled during the growing season to ensure good air flow through the canopy as well as encourage ripening of the grapes.

The Godello grapes were harvested in the middle of September into 18 KG boxes and transported to the winery via refrigerated truck. Grape clusters were hand sorted prior to destemming and crushing. Grapes saw a 12 hour cold maceration with dry ice followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation the wine was aged on fine lees in tank for 3 months. No malolactic fermentation.


Publication Score Comments
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Bright, green-tinged straw. Precise, energetic aromas of dried peach and honey, plus hints of white flowers and citrus zest. Taut and sharply focused, with intense minerality underscoring fresh Meyer lemon and pit fruit flavors. Finishes clean, dry and crisp, with excellent clarity and lingering floral character.
"Focus on Spain" Issue 176, Sept/Oct 2014
Wine Review Online 91 As a wine producing country, Spain is definitely stronger with reds than whites, and Aurelio Cabestrero’s portfolio reflects that in the sense that there are more red than white wines. However, the relatively few whites that he brings to the USA are all near the top of the quality pyramids in their respective regions, and that’s certainly true for this lovely rendering of Godello. Medium-bodied and very satisfying, with fresh aromas followed by delicious fruit recalling white peaches and poached pears, with excellent acidity that is very well integrated with the fruit. There lots of punchy flavor here, but also a sense of real refinement. Along with excellent renditions of Pinot Blanc, Godello can be one of the world’s most versatile whites for food-pairing purposes, so restaurateurs: Take note!
"Keeping Spain on the Map" October 21, 2014
Wine Spectator 91 This white is quite muscular, with a firm, dense texture carrying the flavors of pear, melon, pine and chalk. Rich and harmonious, polished, fresh and clean. A whiff of sea salt shows on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 660 cases made.
Issue 3914, February 2015
The Washington Post NA Crisp and mineral, this wine seems to draw its essence from deep within the soil. Try it with shellfish.
Score: ** Stars (Excellent)
"Early recommendations for holiday wines"
by Dave McIntyre, November 10, 2014