CAL 2017 — Godello
A Wine That
will recharge your batteries and that’ll make you ready to conquer all those tasks you’ve been putting off recently. It’s so fresh and light that it lifts you up onto its shoulders – it’s better than any caffeine boost. Think fresh lime zest with a stony textural quality, with a unique underlying character that will keep you coming back for second sip to try to get under its skin.
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- Winemaker: Veronica Ortega
Where and How?
Veronica’s white wine comes from organically tended 50-year-old Godello planted on limestone (which is rare in the region). The grapes were macerated overnight before being pressed and fermenting naturally. The wine was aged for 14 months (half in amphorae and half in 228L and 600L barrels), without sulphur. The acidity is naturally so high that malolactic fermentation didn’t happen, meaning it’s mega fresh and mineral-driven.
After a stint studying science—chemistry, to be precise—Verónica Ortega soon realised that it wasn’t the inside of a laboratory where she longed to spend her days. In fact, it was quite the opposite kind of scientific playground that she had in mind. Victoria didn’t grow up amongst winemakers. Her path to the vines was part and parcel (pun intended) thanks to a realisation that there was another type of chemical reaction that piqued her interest. After her first harvest in the magical vines of Priorat—under the esteemed guidance of Álvaro Palacios and Daphne Glorian, followed by time spent in Burgundy (at the mythical Domaine de la Romanée-Conti amongst others)—Veronica fell head over heels with the world of winemaking and, in her own words, “never went back to [her] place again. Just for the holidays!” Now that’s love.