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Avanthia Godello 2011

Avanthia Godello 750ML 2011      
Sku: 20572

The grapes for this wine come from two very old vineyards,70 and 85 years old, planted on vaso system on the hillsides facing south on soils made of decomposed black slate and quartz located at 550 m (1,800 ft) above sea level. The grapes are hand-harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising. The winemaker, Amy Hopkinson, oversees the winemaking process.

 Wine Advocate 90 points (Oct 2012)
For starters, I tasted two vintages of the Avanthia Godello, which is 100% Godello from a vineyard planted in 1975 at a whopping 450-meter altitude. The wine is barrel-fermented and aged in 600-liter French demi-muids prior to being bottled. (I actually purchased three cases of the 2010, and I?m down to my last five or six bottles after regularly drinking this wine over the last few months.) Just hitting the market, the 2011 is a more restrained, mineral-dominated wine with hints of crushed rock, white citrus, apple blossoms and caramelized lemons and limes. It is more medium-bodied in 2011 and not quite as full as the 2010, but because of that, many people might like it even more, thanks to the beautifully fruited and natural feel to this wine.

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Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Sub-Region: Valdeorras
Grape Varietal: Godello
Type: Still wine
Reg. $29.99
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