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Pago de Los Capellanes, S.A.
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White wine 2017 D.O. Valdeorras Godello "O LUAR DO SIL", Galicia, Spain

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: Up to 20.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #PLC-L004

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Last reviewed: 10 January, 2021

The DO area is located in the province of Oruense in the northwest Spanish region of Galicia near the Portuguese border. The name means "Golden Valley" because gold was mined here in ancient times. The vineyards on slate and limestone soil cover around 1,500 hectares of vineyards, most of which are located on both sides of the slopes of the river Sil and its tributaries. The main municipalities are A Rúa, Carballeda, El Barco de Valdeorras, Larouco, O Bolo, Petín, Rubiá and Vilamartín. The continental climate is characterised by hot summers, long autumns and cold winters. The area became famous for the white grape variety Godello (which had almost disappeared...

Autonomous region or historical landscape of Spain with about 30,000 km² in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, which extends along the Atlantic coast. In the south, the region borders on Portugal and to the east on the Basque Country, with which Galicia belongs to "green Spain". Separated by high mountains from Castilla y León, an isolated development influenced by Portugal has taken place. Native inhabitants were the Celts (Galician = from Gaul) in the west and the Basques in the east. In the 5th century the Germanic Swebs invaded and in 585 the Visigoths conquered it. After the liberation from the Moorish...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

The white grape variety comes from Spain. Synonyms are Agodello, Agodenho, Agudanho, Agudelha, Agudelho, Agudelo, Agudello, Agudenho, Cumbrao, Gouveio (further main name), Gouveo Branco, Verdelho, Verdelho Branco, Verdelho de Madeira, Verdelho do Dão (Portugal); Agodello, Berdello, Godelho, Godella, Godenho, Ojo de Gallo, Prieto Picudo Blanco, Trincadente (Spain). The old variety probably originates from the banks of the Río Sil in Galicia, in north-western Spain. It was first mentioned in 1531 by the ampelographer Rui Fernandes under Agudelho and Trincadente in Douro, Portugal.

Godello - Weintraube und Blatt

Confusingly, the variety is often grown under different names, often with...

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