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Characteristics of El Castro de Valtuille Godello
El Castro de Valtuille Godello is an aged white wine from the D.O Bierzo produced by the Castro Ventosa winery. This is a single variety wine made with the Godello grape.
Located in the town of Valtuille de Abajo, in the region of Biezo, the grapes used for El Castro de Valtuille Godello come from the 60 hectares of vineyards owned by the winery. The vineyards are split into 300 different plots, all home to differing soils and orientations. The Godello grape works as well in Bierzo as it does in Galicia.
El Castro de Valtuille Godello is vinified and produced following traditional techniques, drawing on the years of experience that the winery has gained over the years. We must remember that the cultivation of grapes in Valtuille dates all the way back to 1752. The teachings of the time are certainly a great ally of the oldest wineries.
El Castro de Valtuille Godello is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. This white wine is a recent addition to a winery that specialized in the production of reds. However, the results have not been disappointing, and this wine has been very well received by critics.
A vintage where the Atlantic climate has ruled over the continental. The lightness of this type of climate, together with the perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard, has given rise to an excellent vintage from this area.
The year began with typical temperate and rainy winter weather. What differentiated the year was the intense rains that fell between the months of April and May, conditioning the vegetative development of the vine. The summer was then noticeable for being warm and dry, the perfect combination for the perfect grape.
In recent years, winemakers and developers have settled in the DO Bierzo with very plausible innovative ideas, investing heavily in local wineries, resulting in the production of personal and unique wines. There is no doubt that El Bierzo has become a trendy and cool D.O, aided by the spicy, delicate and velvety Mencia grape, whose character and great capacity of expression of terroir is undoubtedly the regions best asset. Even many compare it to the Pinot Noir, which together with the small scale style of production and topography of its vineyards, the traditional form of the Burgundian bottle used, and the original use of the names of towns and places in their best wines, resulted in this wine region being given the nickname of "little Spanish burgundy".
Talk of Castro Ventosa, is speaking of a place but mostly about being rooted to earth are these people with some style, sober and discreet, outside shocks, trends and fleeting fashions, and only subject to cyclical and monotonous rhythm the passing of the seasons and the vineyard. Castro Ventosa in life gravitates around the earth, to the vineyard, the grape and fruit asu wine, which is only seen as the natural consequence of success at all stages but particularly in the strain itself.