I’m on leave this week, and loving it!
This evening, a Godello from Ribeira Sacra:
A beautiful wine! Classy, nimble, elegant and flavoursome. A little different from Bierzo Godello we like, in that it feels a little lighter on the palate but with incredibly precise fruit (if that makes sense!).
Pale gold in the glass, the nose starts floral – with jasmine and citrus blossom, and then reveals the fruit notes (lime, mandarin, peach, pear – the whole shebang!); there’s a touch of aniseed-like herb, honey and even something a bit crème fraiche-y.
It is absolutely lovely on the palate; delicate – but with pure fruit (similar to the palate, mainly citrus and stone fruit), a floral note hovering there and a creamy texture. It ends on a saline note, combined with citrus freshness, in a finish that is long and satisfying.
Merluza à la Gallega on the menu (Hake in a Galician style, to be less pretentious ) and I think this will sing in perfect harmony with the food.
Almost longest day of the year…