Posted on January 23rd, 2009
In this video tasting, I taste two Galician grapes:
- an Albariño from Rias Baixas
- a Godello from Valdeorras
There are literally thousands of grape varieties from around the world, but you wouldn’t know about them if you were to buy your wine in supermarkets where you’ll get no more than 6 to 10. In this video tasting I try two lesser know grapes from Galicia.
Galicia is in the north west of Spain just above Portugal.
Bagoa do Mino Albariño Lagrima 2007, Bodegas As Laxas, Rias Baixas
Until relatively recently, Albariño was pretty much unknown here in Ireland. However, now most good wine shops have at least one or two from different producers.
Today, along with Grüner Veltliner, it’s being hailed as one of the new alternative “food-friendly” white wines.
Available from Enowine for €17.
Gabo do Sil Godello 2007, Valdeorras, Telmo Rodriguez
While Albariño has already made inroads, Godello or (go-day-oh) is on the cusp of making a big splash.
According to a Catavino, Godello was almost abandoned in the 1970′s but has been slowly making a comeback over the last several years.
Available for €13.99 from Curiouswines.ie
Both wines could pair really well with seafood or shellfish like scallops, mussels, clams, lobster,and even oysters. However, they’re great on their own.