JOSE GARCIA Unculin Doña Blanca
Complex nose, intensely aromatic. Fragrant bouquet of spring flowers, citrus and balsamic aromas. Round and creamy on the palate, with excellent depth and a long, refreshing finish.
Translates to "White Lady." A white Spanish and Portuguese grape varietal that is used for making white port and some table wines in Galicia and Bierzo. The grapes have thick skins, which does well in the wet maritime climate, and a high perfume content.
A forgotten star of the ‘70s, this grape is slowly re-emerging as Spain’s alternative to Chardonnay. Believed to be related to the Verdelho grape – commonly used for Aussie blends – Godello is easy drinking and versatile. Known for showing its terroir, this wine variety is a conversation starter and something to try when your go-to whites lose their novelty.
Region: Bierzo, Spain
Varietal: 70% Doña Blanca, 30% Godello
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"A generous and aromatic blend of Doña Blanca and Godello. The palate is fresh and long, spicy with white pepper notes and supple with a lovely texture. Altogether fascinating."
Age of Vines: 60-100 years
Soil: clay and rock
Altitude: 550 - 625 m
Winemaking: Manual harvest. Indigenous yeast. Spontaneous fermentation, One year in inox tank in contact with fine lees. No malolactic.
Production: 1,667 cases