Robert Parker: Bright straw. Highly perfumed scents of quince, lemon pith, fennel and ginger. Deeply pitched yet lively, with incisive citrus and orchard fruit flavors picking up mineral and floral nuances with air. Shows a spicy, gingery note on the finish, along with a brisk lime quality.
Bodegas Avancia is located in the mountains next to El Barco de Valdeorras, in the province of Orense, Galicia in the northwest Spain. The grapes from the Godello Vineyards are located on the mountain slopes in terraces at 450 meters above sea level. The steep hillside vineyards provide an excellent location to capture the sun. The soil is composed of metamorphic slate and quartz. Godello is an ancient variety from the area that was saved by a handful of producers who began farming it again in the 1970's and brought back to commercial production in the early 2000's. Strong Atlantic climatic influences support Godello and help give it natural acidity and structure.
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are hand harvested from vineyards planted in 1975, put into small baskets to prevent bruising. 40% of the grapes are fermented in large format neutral French Oak casks, no malo-lactic fermentation, aged for six months on the lees.