Starting the year off with a cracker of a wine from Lidl and in my endless quest for the elusive 9/10 or even 10/10 corks this rates highly even if it doesn’t quite reach the summit.
Godello is one of my favourite white wines found primarily in the northwest of Spain mainly in Valdeorras but also in other regions of Galicia, including Monterrei and Ribeira Sacra, also Bierzo in Castilla y Léon. Styles vary greatly from those made and aged in steel tanks giving them a fresh livelier taste to the ones aged in oak barrels imparting a more creamier intense flavour, even prompted Jancis Robinson MW to state that “Godello combines the structure of white burgundy with the finesse of a juicily mineral grape”
This particular bottle I picked up for £8.99 and in my opinion worth every penny, veering toward the latter creamier style it hit the spot in every way including pairing beautifully with my prawn, squid and tomato pasta meal.
Very pale straw like colour in the glass with pronounced heady aromas of tropical fruits particularly peaches and pineapples. there was also a whiff of nuttiness about it. In the mouth it was very dry along with a lovely creamy taste, again with peach, pear and baked apples. Still had a fresh bright feel about it and I loved it.
Not sure how long it will be on the shelves for as Lidl do tend to rotate their stock frequently but if there is a store near you and you’ve not tried Godello before give this a whirl, it’s different, as I said it does vary in style but this is utterly delicious. Well done Lidl wine buyers !
**Can’t quite bring myself to give it 9 Corks but it was close
My Rating 8.75/10 Corks