Casar de Burbia
Casar de Burbia's Godello Fermentado en Barrica (barrel fermented Godello) is a single vineyard wine made from Godello grapes grown in the 5.5-hectare Valdepiñeiro plot above the village of Valtuille de Arriba at 600 metres above sea level.
Following a manual harvest and light press, the must remains in contact with the skins for a short period to add a little structure. It is then fermented in used 500 and 600-litre French oak barrels where it remains on its lees ageing for a further 12 months with regular batonnage to move the lees and avoid any reductive aromas developing. The wine then spends a further 7 months on its lees in stainless steel tanks where it gradually stabilizes before being bottled.
Godello Barrica is a brilliant, pale gold colour. On the nose, it’s an inviting blend of subtle tropical fruit aromas like peach, grapefruit and a touch of citrus, all held together by a mineral thread thanks to the higher, stonier plots where the grapes were grown. There’s more tropical fruit on the palate, coupled with a delicious acidity that lingers in the mouth. This is a serious wine that would combine brilliantly with seafood, grilled white fish and all kinds of rice dishes.