2013 Telmo Rodriguez Gaba Do Xil

Category: Spain SKU: 10569 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez
Region: Valdeorras
Varietal: Godello Style: White Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Price: $13.99
Reg: $17.99
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2013 Telmo Rodriguez Gaba Do Xil

Telmo Rodriguez has led what many would consider to be a charmed life.  He grew up on the historic Remelluri estate in Rioja, then went on to study viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux before returning to Spain to make wines of his own.  Upon his return, Rodriguez decided that he wanted to focus on the lesser-known regions and reviving the native grape varietals that make his home country special.  So he became one of the first to make notable wines in Alicante, Toro, and Cigales. 

In 2004, he set his sights on the largely-overlooked region of Galicia and the native Godello grape.  He chose a sight with Roman terraces in Valdeorras and got to work, farming his grapes biodynamically, to make this round, floral wine.  Light to medium bodied, it carries notes of stone fruit and noticeable minerality, and a pleasantly bitter floral note that hints at chamomile and lemon zest.