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Godello

Godello is a rare, white grape variety native to northwest Spain. It is grown mainly in Galicia and the neighbouring region of Portugal. It produces complex, vibrant wines with aromas of citrus, stone fruit and blossoms.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Godello has medium-thick, yellow-green skins and produces medium to full-bodied white wines. It has a strong aroma of citrus fruit and floral notes, with a mineral finish. Its taste profile is refreshing and fruit-forward, with a hint of spice and a crisp finish.

Fresh Godello grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Godello is mainly grown in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. In neighbouring Portugal it is especially grown in the Douro valley where it is also known as "Gouveio". Godello is a productive, early-ripening variety. It prefers a warm climate and soil with good drainage. Godello can produce high sugar levels and medium to high acidity. It is often blended with other varieties such as Albariño and Verdejo, and is also made as a varietal wine. The wines are typically fermented in stainless steel tanks but can also be aged for several months in oak barrels. Godello wines are known for their freshness and minerality, and can range from medium- to full-bodied. The wines from Galicia are typically fruitier and more aromatic than those from other regions. They are usually unoaked and have a mineral finish. Godello wines pair well with seafood, white meats, and rich, creamy dishes. They are also good with cheese and vegetarian dishes.

Foods to pair with Godello:

Pizza
Curry
Deep fried
Beef
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Godello
There is also a red mutation planted in Portugal named "Gouveio Roxo".

Top Wines with Godello

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Rafael Palacios Louro Godello

Rafael Palacios

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Rafael Palacios Louro Godello is a highly regarded white wine produced in the Valdeorras appellation of Spain. This wine is crafted by a renowned winemaker who is known for his expertise in producing exceptional Godello wines. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are situated on steep slopes, allowing for optimal sun exposure and drainage. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine showcases a vibrant and refreshing style, with crisp acidity and a beautiful balance of fruit flavors. Rafael Palacios Louro Godello is a true expression of the unique terroir of Valdeorras, making it a standout choice for white wine enthusiasts.
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Raúl Pérez Ultreia Godello

Raúl Pérez

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Raúl Pérez Ultreia Godello is a remarkable white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the esteemed appellation of Bierzo, this wine is crafted from Godello grapes grown in unique vineyard sites. The vineyards boast diverse soil types and altitudes, contributing to the wine's complexity and character. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in neutral oak barrels. The resulting wine is elegant and expressive, with a vibrant acidity and a rich texture. It offers enticing aromas of citrus fruits, white flowers, and mineral notes, leading to a long and refreshing finish. Raúl Pérez Ultreia Godello is a true testament to the potential of Godello grapes in Bierzo, making it a must-try for white wine enthusiasts.
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Emilio Moro El Zarzal Godello

Emilio Moro

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Emilio Moro El Zarzal Godello is a white wine produced by Bodegas Emilio Moro, a renowned winery in the Bierzo appellation of Spain. The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Zarzal vineyard, which is situated at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level and benefits from a unique microclimate. The winemaking process involves fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by aging on lees for several months to enhance the wine's complexity and texture. The resulting wine is a refreshing and elegant expression of the Godello grape, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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fish
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fruits
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Emilio Moro Polvorete

Emilio Moro

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Bodegas Emilio Moro 'Polvorete' Godello is a remarkable white wine produced by Bodegas Emilio Moro in the Bierzo region of Spain. The winery, known for its exceptional red wines, showcases their expertise with this Godello varietal. The vineyards are situated in the hilly and cool-climate region of Bierzo, which allows for slow and steady ripening of the grapes. The winemaking process involves careful selection and gentle pressing of the Godello grapes, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruit's freshness and vibrant aromas. The wine displays a crisp acidity, with flavors of citrus, green apple, and tropical fruits. It is a refreshing and elegant wine that pairs well with seafood, salads, and lighter dishes.
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Rafael Palacios As Sortes Val do Bibei Godello

Rafael Palacios

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Rafael Palacios As Sortes Val do Bibei Godello is a premium white wine produced by Rafael Palacios, a renowned winemaker from Spain. The wine is made from Godello grapes grown in the Val do Bibei appellation, which is known for its unique terroir and high altitude vineyards. The vineyards are situated on steep slopes and are farmed using sustainable practices. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in oak barrels. The resulting wine is elegant and complex, with aromas of white flowers, citrus, and mineral notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a creamy texture and a long, refreshing finish. This wine is a perfect example of the high-quality Godello wines that are gaining popularity among wine enthusiasts.
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