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Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil Godello
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Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil Godello 2018

Valdeorras, Galicia, SpainGaba do Xil is a beautiful expression of mencía, as Telmo describes, with an inland sensibility and an Atlantic influence. A wine that is always fresh and expressive, its highly selected grapes come from the most eastern municipalities of the DO, where they grow on reddish clay soils over slate at 400 to 500 metres. After a native ferment, it matures in stainless for 12 months. Nothing is overworked. The wine is intense with big aromas of pear and melons, and the palate is equally rich with waxy textures and more mineral and pear. Think viognier meets riesling. A specific, mineral, salty, food-friendly white that peers into the complicated story of Galician wine where new meets old and the buyer is the winner.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 24.95 private wine shops AB 28.00 fine wine shops MB 24.95 priavte wine shops ON 24.29 consignment - Lifford Wine and Spirits QC 24.75 SAQ Producer: Compañia de Vinos Telmo RodriguezDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Grape: GodelloCSPC: 624353UPC: 008436037407031