The 2008 Godello Sobre Lias spent 5 months in tank on its lees with batonnage. Aromas of mineral, lemon-lime, fresh herbs, and pit fruits lead to a creamy-textured wine with exceptional richness and volume.
The unoaked 2008 Godello Joven was fermented and raised in stainless steel. Medium straw-colored, it exhibits an enticing perfume of mineral, spring flowers, honey, citrus, and melon. On the palate it displays lively acidity, impeccable balance, and some elegance.
[S]ourced from a single vineyard and aged on its lees for six months. Medium straw-colored, it has an alluring bouquet of mineral, citrus, and peach. Ripe, dry, and round on the palate, it has vibrant acidity and excellent depth of flavor.
The 2007 Godello Joven was fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel. It is medium straw-colored with a slight green tint. It offers up a fragrant bouquet of baking spices, spring flowers, green apple, and melon with a hint of chamomile in the background. Crisp and well balanced, the wine has an elegant personality and a lengthy finish.
The 2006 Godello Sobre Lias was aged on its lees for 5 months. Medium straw-colored, it exhibits a bouquet of white fruits, lemon, apricot, and fresh herbs. On the palate it is full-flavored, creamy, intense, ripe, and well-balanced. It will drink well over the next 1-2 years.
The 2006 Godello Joven is medium straw-colored with a greenish tint. It offers up a spicy perfume with floral notes, mineral, citrus, and melon. This leads to a medium-bodied, smooth textured dry wine with good depth and an elegant personality, Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
The 2006 Godello Fermentado en Barrica was barrel-fermented and spent 10 months in oak on its lees. Medium straw-colored, it has a superb nose of mineral, honey, spring flowers, lime, and toasty oak notes. On the palate, the oak is well-integrated leaving a round, creamy impression. The wine has excellent balance, depth, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Godello is capable of handling oak and this wine may well evolve for 1-2 years in the bottle and drink well for 6-7 years. It is an impressive effort!
With red wines joven usually means a few months in oak. It seems as though this wine was made the same way; there's a kiss of popcorn and buttered toast to the lemon and melon nose, while the palate has life, texture and complexity. Flavorwise, you should enjoy the wine's papaya, green banana and other tempered tropical flavors. Balanced and pleasing, and proof that certain Spanish whites can take some oaking.