La Vizcaina (Nerea & Raul Perez) - La Del Vivo (Lomas de Valtuille) Bierzo D.O. 2021 750ml (12.5% ABV)
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benchmark Godello from the legend (Raul Perez) and his wife, who are teaming up on this relatively new line of old vine cuvees: La Vizcaína is a project that explores the hillside crus around his hometown of Vatuille de Abajo
Sourced from 80-100 year-old vines inLa Poulosa and Las Villegas in Valtuille de Abajo on clay and sand
95+ Points from Wine Advocate.
9000 bottles produced.
sunny bouquet reminiscent of an exceptional Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, notes of honeycomb, flint, Asian pear, crushed river rocks, while the medium to full bodied palate is decidedly old world in nature, with noticeable minerality, brisk acidity, and a crisp seamless finish, great tension, cool, classy, sophisticated white for fans of Pouilly Fuisse
region: Bierzo, Spain
varietal: Godello (with a splash of Doña Blanca)
farming/cellar: practicing organic, 80% of the juice ferments and is raised in neutral foudre, with the remainder fermented and raised in open-top clay amphora on the skins under a protective layer of yeast, no malo and no lees stirring.