Rich whites

Spanish Wine Review: Avanthia Godello 2011

April 9, 2013
Avanthia Godello 2011: Spanish wine from the Valdeorras region

Can’t go too long without rating a wine from my favorite Spanish white grape Godello! The Avanthia is a longtime favorite from the Jorge Ordoñez wine group, one of the biggest importers of Spanish wines in the US. It’s a little pricier than my normal recommendations but it also has a corresponding level of richness and complexity. The 2011, a leaner year, is a great example of how Godello can be such a mineral, fresh, intense grape. I really love this grape and this wine in this vintage! The nice thing about Jorge Ordoñez wines, which I hated when I lived in Spain, is that you can often get them cheaper in the US than in Spain! This wine costs about 23€ in Spain, and I see it around 25$ here in the US…awesome!

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Wine Rating: As Sortes 2005

December 9, 2007

 One at the best whites in Spain at an amazing price…see my previous article on the changing face of Spanish white wine.  Wine:  As Sortes Winery:  Rafael Palacios S.L. Vintage: 2005 Denominacion de Origen (DO): Valdeorras Alc: 14% (!) Grape variety: 100% Godello Additional factoids:  40-60 year old vines, vines all over 600 meters, micro-oxygenation […]

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