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Characteristics of Godelia Tinto
Godelia Tinto is a red wine from Bierzo made by Bodegas Godelia. It is a single variety of Mencia.
The grapes comes from a vineyard owned by the winery. Vines are between 40 and 60 years old and between 500 and 700 metres of altitude. They grow in clay soils, with pebbles and slate. The grapes undergo a selection process in the same vineyard and the harvest is done manually in boxes of 15 kilos. This is completed during a temperature of 10 °.
The winemaking is done plot by plot. After stripping, the wine rests in stainless steel tanks of 150 litres at a temperature of 25 °. Maceration takes place with the skins for 18 to 22 days. The aging of this wine occurs in French oak 350, 400 and 500 litre barrels for twelve months. Of these, 60% have been used, 30% are new and the remaining 10% were used before for white wines. Bodegas Godelia is located in the village of Pieros. This quaint village integrates seamlessly into the landscape and witnesses pilgrimages of the faithful, year after year, on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
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.
SightIntense cherry red.NoseDistinguished and complex. Strong aromatic concentration. Ripe red fruit, mineral notes and spices from the wood.TasteSilky, elegant, with soft, sweet tannins. Persistent and very long journey.
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".
This winery is located in the Pieros hamlet. Its architecture, which is well-integrated with the surrounding landscape, is based on a typical small hamlet in a privileged enclave on the Camino de Santiago. Its facilities build on traditional techniques in order to guarantee the best production processes.