Papa 2020 'Castelo do Papa' Godello, Valdeorras DO
Item Number: 17311
Sub Region: Valdeorras
Appellation/AVA: Valdeorras DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Godello
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite, clay, and slate
Elevation: 1,968 feet
Vineyard Notes: Organically grown Godello vines were planted in 1983 on steep slopes of granite, clay, and slate soil.
Winemaking Notes: The best bunches are picked by hand and placed into small 15 kg boxes. The grapes are destemmed and macerate on the skins for 8-12 hours before pressing. A slow fermentation takes place with indigenous yeast. The wine ferments and ages in stainless steel tanks without malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Castelo do Papa is lively and focused on the palate, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a gingery nuance that adds back-end spiciness. It finishes nervy, energetic and long. This fresh, mineral-inflected Godello will pair well with swordfish sautéed in butter and wild herbs, grilled veal or pork sausage, and a host of casual foods like tapas, pasta with white clam sauce, or fried oyster sandwiches.