So it’s time to put this variety in the spotlight, next to Sid Shanti’s wonderful salad. The Godello I have chosen for today is the one from Bodegas D’berna from the Valdeorras region (Corgomo, the Meca of the Godello grape). D’berna is a family owned winery which has been run for already four generations by the family of Guitán. In these days, the ever so lovely Bernard and his wife Elena run the company. This winery applies the newest techniques in winemaking to the knowledge they have acquired over the last century.
The wine we’re tasting now is a young Godello. We’re drinking the 2014 which right now is at it’s peak. It goes straight from the stainless steel tanks into the bottle. This allows the wine to maintain it’s crispiness and minerality.
With a hue of straw yellow, as soon as I put my big nose in the glass the ripe apples, tropical fruits and spring flowers hit my senses. I immediately start salivating, I feel thirsty. A big gulp follows, some oxygen in between, slurping sounds.. and I taste the fruits. Lovely and round, stone fruits like peach… It’s delicious.
This is a wine that on a hot summer day pairs beautifully with the earthy flavors of the vegetables in the salad and allows the main character of this beautiful dish, the white fish, to slide in easily.
Because, don’t forget, fish needs to swim.