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Gaba Do Xil Godello, Telmo Rodriguez

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Godello is a very trendy grape at the moment and is emerging on many wine lists is top restaurants. This Telmo Rodriguez crafted example is superb.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£11.99
 

Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo started his wine business in 1994 with fellow winemaker Pablo Eguzkiza under the Company name of Compania de Vinos de La Granja. Telmo and Pablo’s first offering was a wine they named Alma (soul), a Garnacha created from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was a success, but this was to be a journey of exploration, so Telmo and Pablo headed south to Rueda. Here they made the decision to re-name the Company “Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez”; firstly to capitalise on Telmo’s reputation in the wine world, and secondly, because Telmo is not only making wine, he is working closely with local wine makers from many different regions all over Spain to create unique wines that he can sell under the umbrella of his company. Pretty much all the vineyards at the time his company was starting up were been piled with foreign grape varieties. Wine growing land was largely manipulated to grow major international and recognisable grape varieties. Telmo’s mission was to buck the trend and not only work with native grape varieties, but also breathe life back into abandoned or forgotten vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Godello gives lovely bright, stoned fruit flavours and although its dry it has a touch of peachy aromatics and a subtle creamy texture, reminiscent of Chablis. Excellent length and balance, this is a must try.

Food Matches

Lovely with tempura prawns with lemon aioli.