2016 Somoza As 2 Ladeiras Godello blanco

2016 Somoza As 2 Ladeiras Godello blanco

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“Produced with a selection of Godello grapes from slopes (ladeira means “slope” in Gallego language) in the banks of the Bibei and Xares rivers, the 2016 As 2 Ladeiras was cropped from a somewhat challenging vintage, cooler and wetter than the average that resulted in a late harvest. The grapes, from two hectares planted 25 to 35 years ago on clay, slate and sand and one more hectare planted 15 years ago on slate and gneiss soils, fermented with indigenous yeasts in barriques and French oak foudres, where the wine matured for nine months followed by a further nine months in stainless steel before it was bottled. It has a darker shade of yellow, possibly from a longer skin maceration in the press (a good two years), and white flower aromas that bring back the smells of the countryside, a slightly riper nose but an unexpected stony palate with an austere texture and intense flavors, pungent and persistent. It has good varietal character with good freshness and tastiness. 3,300 bottles were filled in January 2018.” 93 Luis Gutierrez