Bodegas Avancia

Avancia Godello

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Valdeorras

Location

O Barco de Valdeorras & Petín

Varietal

100% Godello

Vineyards

Finca Aeiroá (1939) – O Barco de Valdeorras – Pure slate soils intermixed with broken quartz, northern orientation – three field blend parcels planted adjacent to each other, primarily Godello with intermixed planting of indigenous red varieties. Northern orientation; Finca Porto Mourisco (1962) – Petín – Sandy granitic soils resulting of the decomposition of the mother rock, northern orientation. Northern orientation.

Year(s) Planted

1939-1962

Viticulture

Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand.

Soils

Primarily slate soils intermixed with small quantities quartz.

Climate

Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence. Very cold winters and very warm hot summers.

Winemaking

The grapes are hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeast in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L barrels, respectively.)

Aging

10 months sur lie in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600L barrels, respectively) with battonage.

Comments

Sourced from one of the oldest, most traditional vineyards planted in Valdeorras, Avancia Godello expresses the authenticity the history of Valdeorras and the oldest Godello clones in the world. A completely unique white wine that ages beautifully and has been recognized by Robert Parker as Spain's best Godello. Godello was almost extinct at the end of the 1980's, so it is extremely rare to find a Godello produced from a single vineyard planted in 1904.