2021 Valdesil Pezas da Portela

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Valdeorras (Appellation)
Winery Valdesil
Vintage 2021
Grape Godello
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2032
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One of the stars in the field of white Godello wines and the red Mencia from the Valdeorras is the winery Val De Sil which focuses strongly on the Galician grape Godello and Mencia. The bodega has its vineyards in the Sil valley with its unique slate soils which make the wines of this house unique. Pezas da Portela is a tribute to Portela, origin of Godello. It is a village wine produced exclusively from the 11 historic pezas (plots) located on the slate slopes of the village of Portela, in the municipality of Vilamartín de Valdeorras. These 11 pezas were planted in the first half of the 20th century by the sons of Mr. José Ramón Gayoso, continuing their father's legacy as a world pioneer in the cultivation and production of Godello wines

The Pezas da Portela is a 100% Godello originating from 11 small unique Pezas (plots) in the village of Portela at an altitude of 450-650 meters with an average age of 60-90 years old vines owned by the family. Each plot is vinified separately in oak barrels of different sizes, then blended and then remains in barrique for a further 6 months and then a further 12 months in stainless steel and concrete. In the cool climate with enormous sea influence everything grows very quietly and this makes wines with a fantastic elegance. What a beautiful white wine this is. Notes of smoke, toasted bread, vanilla, apple and ripe yellow fruit in the background and the unique minerality. The taste is very intense, broad, creamy, complex and refined with refreshing acidity enhanced by a muscular minerality derived from the unique slate terroir. This is a great unique wine that will only improve with age. The best summary for this wine is: Delicate - Complex with great finesse and can develop fantastically with age.

92+/100 Parker

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the national road with plenty of parking space. Click here for address

Vineyard for 2021 Valdesil Pezas da Portela

Gold was once mined in the Galician region of Valdeorras, the 'golden' valley, but today it is wine. In particular white wine from a special grape, godello and red wine from the grape Mencia. The variety grows on slopes and on plateaus around the river Sil and has been successfully transformed into fine wines. The Valdesil family domain is one of the most prominent houses that sources its grapes from all kinds of small plots, partly granite-containing, partly sandy, partly with slate. The sticks are often very old (top). Val De Sil has made the Godello and Mencia wines from the Valley de Sil famous.

Bodegas Valdesil is located in Vilamartín de Valdeorras in the deep west of Spain, approximately 180 km southeast of Santiago de Compostela. The history of the winery begins in the year 1885, when the winegrower José Ramón Gayoso began planting godello grape vines on the slate slopes of the Sil valley. Everyone made fun of him at the time. Although Gayoso later gave up the vineyard, the plants survived, and today the same genetic material is still used here. The modern history of the winery starts in 1991. In that year the Prada-Gayoso family brings the vineyards back in top condition. Today the winery covers 20 ha. Of these, many are small plots of old godello plants. Some vineyards are located at the best spots of Valdeorras, especially on the sunny slopes at Córgomo and Portel. The red grape variety mencía is also grown here. A total of six wines are made from both grape varieties. Bodegas Valdesil is one of the most reliable producers in Galicia, "a very reliable source for quality wines from Valdeorras", says Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

More Information
Tariff code 22042138
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Appellation Valdeorras (Appellation)
Winery Valdesil
Grape Godello
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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