El Aeronauta Godello Valdeorras 2021
A pure, floral expression with a textured mouthfeel to entice on this lesser-known cultivar!
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The aeronaut is a white of the D.O. Valdeorras elaborated by Bodegas Palacio. This Godello 100% on Lees is the dream come true of an aviator who managed to combine his two great passions: to fly and care for the vine. The know-how and experience of Fernando González, as well as the innovative vision of Almudena Alberca, make this wine a reflection of tradition, innovation and passion for a unique and privileged land.
6 months on the lees
El Aeronauta has its origin in vineyards of the Godello variety that are over 40 years old, located on steep slopes of the Valdeorras Valley, which crosses the River Sil, to the east of the province of Ourense.
Thanks to its Southerly Orientation, the yields are reduced, to ensure a high-flying Godello.
Valdeorras is considered an ideal area for vine growing, with the whole region located between 300-700m altitude and benefiting from a great variety of soils. Its Mediterranean-Maritime climate with Atlantic influences is ideal for the ripening of the grapes.
The Aeronauta is bright yellow and clean. Atypical white, endowed with an unusual complexity. Notes of white flowers interlaced with citrus and creamy touches from the lees. Intense, medium-bodied, glyceric and silky texture derived from its ageing on Lees. Good structure long wine of potent acidity.
James Suckling – 90 points (2019 Vintage)
Pear skin, papaya, apricot stone, herbs and some yoghurt on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a ripe, textured palate. Mineral, dry and lightly pithy finish. Drink now.
Decanter – 88 points
Pungent green fruits with notes of herbs and a touch of spice. Leesy and creamy palate.