Virgen del Galir Maruxa Godello 2021

Type: White
Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
Grape Variety: 100% Godello
Rating: 92 James Suckling Points

Climate: Continental climate with a strong Atlantic influence
Terroir: Maruxa Godello comes from a vineyard with clay loam soils with some slate and other minerals. These vines lie on slopes more than 600 metres above sea level
Winemaking: In the winery, the Maruxa Godello grapes are cooled to avoid oxidation. They are gently pressed and the resulting must begin alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts at a controlled temperature. Finally, the wine ages for 4 months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks

Color: Light-golden straw
Nose: Aromas of ripe white fruit, notes of scrubland and mineral touches
Palate: On the palate it is intense, typical of the variety and very balanced. A wine with bright acidity and a long and pleasant finish

About the Winery:
The Virgen del Galir winery is located in the small town of Éntoma in Orense (Galicia) in a valley of the river Galir. Founded in 2002, this is a place where wines are produced with the utmost love and care, remaining true to the land and a love and respect for tradition.

It has more than 40 hectares of vineyards in the towns of Éntoma and Las Ermitas to produce its outstanding wines. The vines, planted in the slate, clay and granite soils so characteristic of the area, are arranged in terrace plots, more than 600 metres above sea level and at a gradient of 40%. This distinctive method of cultivation was inherited from the Romans, and the two indigenous grape varieties (Godello and Mencía) produce wines with a singular character.

Virgen del Galir is in the midst of a revival, planting a further 20 hectares of land that will enter into production in the coming years, creating new wines from this incredibly unique region.