Brand: Valdesil Godello on its lees
Type: White wine
Type of grapes: 100% Godello
Time of ageing: 6 months on its fine lees in steel tanks. After that, both vineyards are blended.
Vineyard and elaboration
The vineyards are between 20 and 47 years old, located between 400 and 650 metres above sea level. The vines are pruned in simple guyot.
The soils are colluvial, shallow, derived from the meteorization of schist rock.
Each vineyard is vinified individually. Alcoholic fermentation is done with wild yeasts in steel tanks, and the wine ages for 6 months on its fine lees in these tanks. Finally, the two varieties are blended together.
Valdesil has its vineyards in the villages of Portela and Córgomo, in Vilamartín de Valdeorras, Ourense. Its production is exclusively from family-owned vineyards that were planted at the end of the 20th century with high density. This winery claims to have the oldest Godello vineyards in Spain. The slate soils give their wines a very particular and characteristic touch of minerality.