Wine Rating: Erebo 2007

by mary on February 5, 2009

Spanish white wine:  Erebo 2007 GodelloI’m all about Godello…it is a great value alternative to the many under-performing Albariños that abound in Spain.  It is the other fine white grape from Galicia.  It is grown throughout Galicia and parts of Leon.  It is a semi-aromatic grape, usually offering intense fruit (apricot, melon, lime, pear), floral, and mineral notes…it has an attractive fullness and silkiness in the mouth, with generally moderate acidity by Galician standards. Most of them are unoaked, but there are also some great wines with aging over lees or in oak barrels. The wine below is another great, moderately priced Godello that I’ve been drinking lately.

You can read about some other great Godello wines in previous blog posts of mine:
http://www.planetavino.net/2007/12/28/holiday-wine-series-godello/
http://www.planetavino.net/2007/12/09/wine-rating-as-sortes-2005/

Wine:  Erebo 2007
Winery:  Bodegas Carballal
Denominacion de Origen (DO): Valdeorras
Alc: 13%
Grape varieties: 100% Godello
Oak regime:  no oak
Price:  7-8€ retail in Madrid

Tasting notes
Visual:  Pale straw with green tints
Nose:  Lemon, green herbs aromas in the nose….gives the impression of freshness.   Quite intense though simple.
Mouth:  Very intense, attractive nose.  Very fresh acidity…lemon/lime aromas with mineral notes.  Quite round and full in the mouth for such an aromatic wine.
Food:  Is great with both shellfish and more full flavoured fish,,,the round texture of Godello can hold up to more intense foods.  One of my favourite dishes:  grilled squid with garlic and olive oil would be awesome with this wine. 

Conclusion:  I love Godello and I love what great value it is.  It’s also a grape that some of Spain’s top winemakers are taking an interest in and there is lots of even greater wines to come! 

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