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
Bierzo D.O.
100% Godello, from 60-year-old, estate grown vines
600-750 meters / calcareous clay and decomposed slate
Farming Methods
Practicing organic, Vegan
Hand harvested into small boxes; Late September/ early October.
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
Wine Name
Luna Beberide Godello 2017
91 (I-WR) 90 (JS) 90 (VM)
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91 International Wine Review Floral, white melon and fennel on the nose. There’s good volume and weight in the mouth with fennel on the palate again along with white orchard fruit. Quite glycerin in the mouth with superb mineral like extract. Quite a refined wine. Rich extract on the back of the palate and on the finish.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
90 A light, bright and juicy array of green melon and lighter apple fruit. Chalky and crunchy palate. Drink now.
August 2018
90 Vinous Media Pale gold. Fresh pit fruit and honeydew aromas show good clarity and are sharpened by suggestions of fennel and dusty minerals. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering juicy Meyer lemon, peach and melon flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Finishes chewy and long, showing a hint of chalky minerality and very good persistence. (Raised on its lees for six months in stainless steel tanks.)
Drink 2019-2022
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
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Luna Beberide Godello 2018
91 (VM) 90 (WS) 89 (RP)
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91 Vinous Media Vivid straw-yellow. Aromas of fresh pear, melon and tangerine are energized by a suggestion of chalky minerals. Sappy and concentrated, yet nervy as well, offering bitter citrus pith, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors that become spicier on the back half. Shows very good depth and clarity finishing long and taut, with persistent mineral and floral qualities. (All stainless steel.)
Drink 2019-2024
Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool – March 2019
90 Wine Spectator Smoky and flinty notes frame pear, fennel and lime zest flavors in this firm white. Features a fleshy texture, but crisp acidity and minerality keep this taut. Rich yet focused. Drink now through 2023.
Tasting Highlights, 8 Spanish Values for $25 or Less
March 5, 2020
89 The Wine Advocate There are a bunch of wines from 2018 already bottled, among which was the 2018 Godello from Luna Beberide. Such recent bottling tends to be harsh for whites, which tend to show reductive and reminiscent of sulfur, so you often have to guide yourself by the palate, which revealed a wine that follows the path of freshness of 2016, with clean flavors and citrus freshness. Give it a few more months in bottle. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2018.
Drink Date 2019 - 2021
Issue 241; February 28, 2019
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Luna Beberide Godello 2019
90 (RP)
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90 The Wine Advocate The young and varietal 2019 Godello has a golden color and an expressive nose redolent of hay and straw, yellow fruit and flowers. The palate is serious and balanced, very tasty and harmonious, with a long finish. Very good indeed. 45,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019.
Issue #249 - June 2020
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Luna Beberide Godello 2020
91 (VfC) 90 (I-WR)
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91 View from the Cellar Bodegas Luna Beberide’s Godello vines are old, planted on a combination of schist and slate. Their 2020 version is a lovely wine on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet wafting from the glass in a youthful mix of tart pear, lemon, wild fennel, stony soil tones and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and zesty, with a superb core, lovely mineral undertow and cut and a long, nascently complex and classy finish. I really like the gentle botanical layers here from the wild fennel-like elements, as they work beautifully at the table. 2021-2030.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
90 International Wine Review Showing orchard fruit with a hint of white peach on the nose, this medium bodied Godello offers good freshness and a leesy roundness on the palate. Made from 60 year old, estate grown fruit.
Issue #84 - March/April 2021
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Luna Beberide Godello 2021
92 (WE) 91 (RP) 89 (VfC)
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92 Wine Enthusiast This medium-straw-colored wine has aromas of green pear, lemon and herbes de Provence. It is bright on entry and remains that way through the finish, with flavors of lemon- lime, white peach, cocoa butter and a sprinkling of sage and lemongrass
MIke Desimone - 03-01-2023
91 The Wine Advocate The 2021 Godello wants to showcase the variety where the acidity plays an important role. In 2021 he picked the grapes with 12.8% alcohol, and the wine remained with seven grams of acidity. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, and the wine was bottled early. It's young and vibrant, still a bit dizzy from the very recent bottling and faintly reductive, but that should go away with a few months in bottle. It's balsamic and medicinal, juicy and tasty. 45,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2021. This is the first bottled 2021 I tasted. The year looks great. 2022-2026
Luis Gutiérrez - January 2022
89 View from the Cellar Luna Beberide’s Godello bottling is made from a parcel of sixty year-old vines, with the vineyard farmed organically. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel prior to bottling. It offers up a very pretty and classic bouquet of nectarine, orange, chalky soil tones, a touch of beeswax, citrus peel and gently musky floral tones. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and zesty, with a good core, fine balance and a long, nascently complex finish. Good juice. 2022-2030.
John Gilman – Issue 98 March/April 2022
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Luna Beberide Godello 2022
91 (VfC) 91 (WS)
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91 View from the Cellar The 2022 Godello from Luna Beberide is a fine example of this underrated variety. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a vibrant blend of tart pear, fresh pineapple, stony minerality, dried flowers, wild fennel and a topnote of lime peel. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and nicely mineral-driven, with a good core of fruit, fine acids and grip, lovely balance and a long, complex and bouncy finish. Good juice from the always dependable Luna Beberide! 2023-2030+.
John Gilman - Issue #105 May/June 2023.
91 Wine Spectator A light- to medium-bodied white, broad in feel and with the creamy texture providing a platform, revealing flavors of ripe green apple and white cherry, blood orange peel and anise. Gains fine definition from a vibrant backbone of acidity and a salty underpinning, remaining fresh and focused through the finish. Drink now through 2026. 4,100 cases made, 350 cases imported.
Wine Spectator; Alison Napjus – October 15, 2023
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