Trying to pair a spicy Pork dish requires thought. I’m gonna take a punt on this Godello which a grape from Spain. It’s pale golden and shows no legs (12.5% ABV). On the nose I get pronounced aromas of ripe tangerine, lemon, peach, acacia and perhaps a touch of buggle gum? Exquisite smells. On the palate it is dry, crisp with medium (+) acidity, low alcohol as mentioned, medium body and medium (+) flavors as on the nose, except the bubble gum! It is very floral and aromatic, but it doesn’t pack a big punch- it’s more of a crisp wine. The finish is medium length and tapers off with a nice minerality. I like this wine and think it will work well with the pairing. 89 points and for $15 it gets 4 stars. Drink now with seafood, or Jerk Pork! Salut….
We kicked off the 16th virtual wine tasting with this Godello, a scarce varietal grown in northwest Spain. As per usual, we tasted it at room temperature first, followed by chilled. In the glass it is a pale gold with a nose of lanolin, yellow apple, citrus, pear, grapefruit and crystallized ginger. On the palate this version showed quince, yellow apple, honeysuckle and honey (albeit not sweet). The chilled version had a narrow, more focused nose of lemon/lime Sprite, ginger ale, green melon and was thought of as more floral than fruit based. The palate gave us lemon, lime, yellow apple, grated ginger with a touch of lanolin/wax and some honeysuckle. I preferred the chilled version with 16 points versus 13 for the room temp one. On a technical scale- 91 points for this $30 wine make it worthy of 5 stars. Drink till 2025 with seafood, roast Cornish hens or a cheese board. Salut….