Luna Beberide Godello
"This producer’s Godellos tend to be serious white wines that can be crisp and lively while showing good depth of flavor." —
Marguerite Thomas Wine Review Online
100% Godello, from 60-year-old, estate grown vines
600-750 meters / calcareous clay and decomposed slate
Hand harvested into small boxes
Harvested grapes are kept as whole clusters overnigh,t prior to pressing, fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tank
Aged for 2 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling
Luna Beberide Godello 2015
90 (WS) 90 (VfC)
||This white offers enticing purity and transparency, with citrus, blanched almond and stony flavors mingling over fresh acidity. Lively and refreshing, showing good depth. Drink now.
||View from the Cellar
||As readers may recall from my note on the 2014 last year, Bodegas Luna Beberide uses sixty year-old Godello vines for this wine, which is fermented and raised entirely in stainless steel. The 2015 is a fine follow-up to last year’s lovely wine, offering up a nose of melon, pear, acacia-like floral tones, a lovely base of soil and a blossoming topnote of beeswax. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and succulent, with a fine core, nascent complexity and lovely length and grip on the finish. This is a touch riper than the 2014, but every bit as fine. 2017-2023.
Luna Beberide Godello 2016
||The Wine Advocate
||The white 2016 Godello showed varietal character with a mixture of aromas of hay, straw, white fruit, citrus, fennel and pollen. The palate revealed intense, pungent flavors augmented by very good acidity. Drink Date 2017 - 2019.
Issue 232, August 31, 2017