Bodegas Godelia is a leading quality producer of wines in the emerging region of Bierzo, situated in northwestern Spain north of the Portugese-Spanish border. This territory, centered around Ponferrada, has quickly taken the wine world by storm with the production of flavourful, mineral-drive and characterful whites and reds. Both white and red wines are made from local indigenous grape varieties – whites from Godello and reds from Mencia.
Godello-based whites are generally barrel aged and produced rich, structured and complex wines somewhat mindful of white Burgundy. Delicious in their youth, Godello-based whites from Bierzo project excellent mid to longer-term cellaring potential. Similarly, reds made from Mencia are immensely drinkable for their mid to fuller weight, refreshing acidity and crunchy red berry fruit. These reds are a perfect match next to red meat, especially lamb or game.
Bodegas Godelia’s vineyards cover nearly 100 acres across three properties, each offering slightly different elevation and soil profile, creating a diverse selection of wines for the winemaker to work with in assembling the final blends. Godelia is an artisan wine producer: harvest is carried out by hand, before vinification commences in the farmhouse-inspired cellars. Descending from a long line of Galician farmers, the family at Godelia emphasizes traditional methods in both farming and winemaking.
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