CASAR DE BURBIA GODELLO
APPELLATION: Bierzo DO.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are selected manually on entering the winery. Cold maceration process at a temperature of 12ºC, the juices are then left to run off and the pomace pressed. Fermentation takes placein 5,000L. tanks at a controlled temperature of between 14 – 16ºC for 20 days. Additionally, it is aged for 8 months on its own lees, before stabilization and bottling. Resting on its own lees provides the wine with a creamy mouth-filling texture and enhances its aromatic power.
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.
- 90 Points by James Suckling: vintage 2021
- 92 Points by Decanter: vintage 2020.
- 90 Points by Wine Spectator; vintage 2018.
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.