- Tasting Notes
A celebration of Mencía. The subtlety and elegance are in the variety, the fruit, and the flowers. Subtlety, elegance, and freshness. These qualities make it a very pleasant wine to drink, capable of conquering all kinds of palates. No wonder then that it is Godelia’s best-selling wine. It comes from old vineyards from different places and has been aged 12 months in French oak barrels, which for us means the landscape of El Bierzo in a bottle. In this way, we raise the Mencía to its maximum expression without the oak covering it up. The important thing is the variety of fruit and flower nuances.
Strict and meticulous selection of the grapes in the vineyard. Manual harvest in 15 kg boxes. Thermal treatment of the grapes during the process at 10ºC. Manual sorting table. Gentle de-stemming. Vinification of plots separately in stainless steel 150 hl tanks at 25ºC. Macerations adjusted to the potential of each variety and plot. Fermentation and maceration with the skins 18 to 22 days.
Appellation: D.O. Bierzo
Grapes: 100% Mencia
Aging period: 12 months in Oak Barrels
Oak: 400 litre French oak barrels
In 1984 a farm named Morgadío in the Rías Baixas subdistrict of Condado do Tea, near the aldea of Albeos, was consolidated from multiple existing owners, and planting began. The vineyard area was gradually expanded to its current 148 acres.
- Bodegas Godelia is located in El Bierzo, a unique landscape and exceptional environment for winemaking. Located in the northwest of Spain, El Bierzo is a region surrounded by mountains that forms a large valley cut through by the Sil River, with a wide array of soils and orientations in its vineyards. The richness of the soil, combined with the age of the vineyard, makes it a unique place to produce high quality wines.
- Right on the Camino de Santiago, the winery is located on your route through El Bierzo. Literally. The French Way of Saint James goes past their front door. It is the exact point where the countdown to the last 200 km begins and the pilgrim’s final stage before arriving in Galicia. El Camino brought with it a legacy to which the winery wants to pay tribute. This special location in El Bierzo has given the winery the self-satisfaction of carefully growing the native grape varieties: Mencía, Godello, and Doña Blanca. Their aim is always to transmit terroir, sensitivity, and elegance in wines.
- Godelia’s great virtue lies in the fact that it was born as a passion at the end of 2009. It is a love for nature that led the García Rodríguez family, the founders of the winery, to give an outlet to their enthusiasm for viticulture in El Bierzo. It is a dream come true, a winery in El Bierzo that creates value and a future for the region, a legacy through its wines. It’s about not being satisfied until you create a masterpiece, with a healthy amount of excitement, dedication, and effort. All this, to achieve excellence.