2019 Bodegas Avancia Cuvee de O, Valdeorras, Spain (750ml)
Cuvee de O Godello expresses the freshest expression of the Valdeorras' unique slate soils and indigenous clones of Godello. Sur lie ageing and large format barrel fermentation impart a weight and complexity to Cuvee de O that sets it apart.
Bright straw color in the glass with fresh aromas of white flowers and expressive fruit. Flavorful on the palate with fruity characteristics, good acidity, and balance.
Lemon zest, green apples, melon rind and grapefruit pith on the nose. Some oyster shell, too. It’s medium-bodied with a supple, zesty and saline palate. Textured, with excellent length. Drink now.
- James Suckling, 92 pts.
Green-hued yellow-gold. Assertive aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, along with hints of smoky lees, vanilla and melon in the background. Rich but impressively lively in the mouth, offering intense Anjou pear, white peach and Meyer lemon flavors underscored by a smoky mineral quality. Clings with strong tenacity on the penetrating finish, which leaves bitter citrus pith and floral notes behind. Drinking window: 2021 - 2026.
Vinous, 91 pts.
A much more fruity, simple wine compared to the old vine cuvée, the 2019 Avancia Cuvee De O Godello is nevertheless undeniably delicious as well as impeccably made. Notes of citrus, lime peel, flowers, and mint all give way to a medium-bodied, silky, elegant white that has good acidity and a clean, crisp finish. This puppy would just sing with tapas. Enjoy bottles over the coming 2-4 years.
Jeb Dunnuck, 90 pts.
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