Abad Dom Bueno Godello – Bierzo
$198.82 / case(12)
Bodegas del abad — bodegas del abad (translated ‘the abbot’s cellar’) is a state-of-the-art extremely clean controlled environment bodega with the latest technological innovations. All vineyards are estate owned. Cold maceration and fermentation are done in truncated cone shape tanks that have been custom made for the bodega. All of their wines contain only naturally occurring sulfites. No additional preservatives are added to their wines. History — the camino de santiago or st. James pathway the trail across northern spain that the christian pilgrims have taken for centuries passes adjacent to the bodega. There are two churches along the route that are used as clinics to provide medical assistance to the persons taking the pilgrimage; one near the beginning of the route at the eastern end and the other near the end of the route at the western end. This second church is in the same village as the bodega is about the size of a two car garage and has only one window. The round insignia at the top of the wine label is a replica of the window in the church. Tasting notes – light yellow gold color. Ripe pear and lemon aromas with a touch of minerality. Juicy orchard citrus fruit and slight ginger flavors. Long citrusy finish. Soil: mixture with a high concentration of clay and stones. Harvest dates: first week of october with selection table. Fermentation: 30 days on the lees in truncated cone shape tanks with temperature control and natural yeast. Region: bierzo is located in northwest spain near the northeast corner of portugal between rainy galicia to the west and arid castilla to the east. Bierzo is a rugged mountainous region with a climate that is influenced by a combination atlantic and mediterranean. Godello is the most prominent varietal grown in bierzo for white wine. – bodega del abad
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