Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Godello “Finca Os Cobatos,” Galicia, Spain 2021
PEAR & GUARANA, ELEGANT MINERAL, LUSH YET BRIGHT
Tucked away in Northwestern Spain’s Galicia, where some of the country’s best white wines are grown on misty hillsides, is a lesser-known but very exciting area known as Monterrei. Not far from Portugal’s border, these drier, inland mountain reaches provide the Godello grape one of its favored environments. This spectacular specimen touts the variety’s textbook combination of a white Burgundian build, mineral, and tropical fruit with stunning depth.
Serving Suggestions: Oysters or mussels flash-grilled w/ grits or polenta. Fried calamari.