CASAR DE BURBIA GODELLO

GRAPE: Godello.

APPELLATION: Bierzo DO.

VINIFICATION: Harvesting and crushing are both carried out by hand. Particular cold maceration process at a temperature of 12ºC. Fermentation takes place in 5,000 litre tanks at a controlled temperature of between 14 – 16ºC for 20 days. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES: Bright clean color. Complex and elegant nose. Medium to high intensity, its aromatic power amazes with predominantly spicy, floral, white and stone fruit nuances, on a soft mineral, citrus background. The aging on the lees leaves it mark on the palate, giving it good structure, with lots of volume and smoothness, with balanced acidity and citric and mineral nuances reappearing in the finish. Its full-bodied creaminess makes it a delight for the taste buds, while its crispness makes it easy drinking.

FOOD PAIRING: Beef burgers with blue cheese, barbecued beef with dry marinade, braised lamb shoulder with red-wine sauce and beets, duck Salad with strawberries, filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, Mexican-style chicken, rib-eye steak with parmesan and salad, tortillas with steak and grilled vegetable and soups.

RATINGS HISTORY:

90 Points by Wine Spectator; Vintage 2018.

Tech Sheet:

PRODUCER: Casar de Burbia is a winery that focuses on quality in the excellent expression of its wines, proof of the constant efforts made to capture all of the essences provided by the privileged terroir of El Bierzo.

They are a family-run winery from the region El Bierzo (Spain), which has been making wines in the traditional way for more than two decades. Their wines are made with Mencía and Godello grapes from their own vineyards (27 Ha) located in the Camino de Santiago at an altitude of 900 meters over the sea level.

The vineyard is arranged into 42 plots, classified according to their altitude, orientation and soil characteristics. They are artisan and limited. Experienced in the winemaking process and knowledge of the Terroir.