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

Valdeorras, Galicia, SpainFrom driving rockstar winemaker Telmo Rodriguez (aka T-Rod), this comes from Valdeorras, in eastern Galacia. The wine is named for the river Sil that flows through the region (Xil is its ancient name, used by the Celtic people who once inhabited the area). The various bridges on the label reference crossing over the river numerous times to access all the steep, slate soiled vineyards. This godello comes from estate and long-term grower contract vineyards, was partial native fermented in stainless where it remained on lees for one year. Rich and ripe with fleshy white peach, musk melon, starfruit, honeysuckle, and ripe yellow apple on a softer, waxen palate, imbued with fine musk spicing. Packs a lot of impact into 13%.Tasted: 15 January 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.95 private wine shops QC 24.75 SAQ Producer: Compañia de Vinos Telmo RodriguezDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: GodelloCSPC: 624353UPC: 008436037407031