2014ACoroa2014 A Coroa, Godello, Valdeorras, Galicia Spain.
The 2014 A Coroa Godello is a brilliant white wine from northwest Spain, it has the saline qualities of a lessy tangy Melon de Bourgogne, as in Muscadet, as well as the depth of a fine white Burgundy, it is dry, but rich in mouth feel and lovely detail. A lot of photos of this wine are popping up on social media, usually placed in front of a try of raw oysters, this has got my mouthwatering for it, and proves it has been well and truly discovered by foodies and wine lovers, but for good reason, it is an example of the varietal and region highlighting it’s character and showing off it’s good graces with cuisine. I adore this A Coroa Godello and have followed it for more than a few vintages, though I must admit this 2014 is maybe the best I’ve tried, it’s a stunner with great balance and pleasure throughout, it starts with sea breezes, chalky (yes dried oyster shell) elements, white flowers and juicy citrus vibrancy. The palate fills out to Chablis like density with hints of creaminess, but still bright acidity and steely mineral driven layers along with cool melon, apple, lemon/lime and light tropical notes. Nice length, zesty crispness and faint herb and brine make for a complete and complex white, drink over the next 3 to 5 years and be sure to stock up for the warm summer evenings ahead.
($24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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