About the Vineyard:
Gargalo is the family project that renowned Spanish fashion designer, Roberto Verino, founded in 1998 in the Monterrei appellation of Northwestern Spain with the goal of making wines that would speak about their terroir of origin. Verino along with Bodegas Riojanas utilizing their winemaking experience gathered since its foundation in 1890, share the same values of utmost respect for terroir as a core element that defines their wines.
Their commonality led Bodegas Riojanas, S.A. to partner with Verino in April 2019, by which they would commercialize in the wine world jointly.
For Verino, elegance is born from terroir allowing nature to do its share alone. GARGALO GODELLO is elegantly different, complex and aromatic, with hints of honey and nuts on the nose and a luxurious palate marked with citrus flavors.
“Gargalo” means ‘canyon’ in Galician, the language spoken in the Monterrei region. This r avine was formed by the Támega River in the Monterrei Valley, named ‘the excellent Valley’ by the Roman legions which planted the first grapevines and built the first cellars in the area. The Godello vineyards located in this scarcely known region produces some of Spain’s most brilliant white wines.
About the Wine:
Treixadura and Albarino, blend of white local grapes. After the crushing, fermentation is taking place lasting around 10 days. Temperature is controlled at 18QC. The wine will remind at the tanks for 3 months, before being filtered and bottled.
Annual Total Production: 5,700 bottles
Attractive white wine, because of the interesting blend of these indigenous local grapes from Galicia. Resulting very- very engaging. On the nose, very pronounced floral, citrus and herbs aromas. On the month, very crispy with lots of citrus flavors coming from the Albarifio, balanced by hits of pear and apple from the Treixadura.