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Raul Perez Bodegas y Vinedos
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Weißwein 2019 D.O. Bierzo Godello "La del Vivo", Castilla y León, Spain

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 25.95 €
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Variety: Godello
Registration number: #378305

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 20 July, 2021

The DO area is located in the extreme northwest of the Spanish region of Castilla y León. The vineyards cover over 4,000 hectares of vines at an altitude of 400 to 800 metres above sea level, with over 20 municipalities on clayey heavy soils, as well as quartzite and slate in the mountainous areas. A moderate, mild climate prevails. The clearly dominant grape variety, covering about three quarters of the area, is Mencía, which must be present in 70% of the red wines. Other red wine varieties are Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Prieto...

One of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain or historical landscape (also Old Castile, Spanish Castilla y León) with around 66,000 km² in the north of the Iberian peninsula, also known as the "land of castles". This was once the border region between the Christian and Moorish worlds, which is why many border fortresses were built here. It is considered the heartland of modern-day Spain. In 1492, the Moors were expelled and Valladolid became the capital instead of Burgos. It remained so until 1561, when King Philip II. (1527-1598) chose Madrid in New Castile as the new capital. In the extremely eventful 16th century, viticulture experienced a heyday due to the needs of the...

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 originates from Spain. Synonyms are Agodello, Agodenho, Agudanho, Agudelha, Agudelho, Agudelo, Agudello, Agudenho, Cumbrao, Gouveio (broader 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). This 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 the Portuguese Douro.

Godello - Weintraube und Blatt

The variety is confusingly grown under different names, often...

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