New Pess - WS highlights Luna Beberide Godello and Acentor Garnacha

Mar 05, 2020

Luna Beberide Godello 2018 and Acentor Garnacha 2017 were included in a Wine Spectator Tasting Highlights article entitled 8 Spanish Values for $25 or Less. The article offered the latest highlights from the Spectator's Spanish Editor, Thomas Matthews.

With its growing list of classified regions and numerous grape varieties, Spain offers an intriguing range of wines for many tastes. This week's selection provides a tour of this diversity, from the bold reds of Spain's warm southeast to the crisp whites of its cool northwest. Best of all, at 88 points or higher and $25 or less, these wines deliver great value.

The whites on today's list include three wines produced from the Godello grape [including Luna Beberide]...For fans of a lighter style, there is a fresh Garnacha from the high-elevation Calatayud region, where Garnacha is the primary red grape.

Godello Bierzo 2018
Score: 90 points | $23

WS review:
Smoky and flinty notes frame pear, fennel and lime zest flavors in this firm white. Features a fleshy texture, but crisp acidity and minerality keep this taut. Rich yet focused. Drink now through 2023. 4,100 cases made, 300 cases imported.

Garnacha Calatayud Acentor 2017
Score: 88 points | $14

WS review:
Fresh cherry and berry flavors mingle with light herb and licorice notes in this round, tender red. Light tannins and juicy acidity keep this focused and fresh. Fruit-centered, but with nice subtlety. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made, 800 cases imported.

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