Sourced from one of the oldest, most traditional vineyards planted in Valdeorras, Avancia Godello expresses the authenticity the history of Valdeorras and the oldest Godello clones in the world. A completely unique white wine that ages beautifully and has been recognized by Robert Parker as Spain’s best Godello. Godello was almost extinct at the end of the 1980’s, so it is extremely rare to find a Godello produced from a single vineyard planted in 1904.
Year(s) Planted: 1939-1962
Viticulture: Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand.
Soils: Primarily slate soils intermixed with small quantities quartz.
Climate: Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence. Very cold winters and very warm hot summers.
Winemaking: The grapes are hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeast in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L barrels, respectively.)
Ageing: 10 months sur lie in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600L barrels, respectively) with battonage.
2015 | 92pts | Robert Parker | Wine Advocate
“Avancia is certainly the top producer of this intriguing and delicious dry white.”
2015 | 91pts | Michael Schachner | Wine Enthusiast