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Characteristics of Pezas da Portela
Pezas da Portela Barrica Blanco is a white wine from Valdeorras prepared by the Valdesil cellar. Located in inner Galicia, in the town of Vilamartín of Valdeorras (Ourense), this winery is known for its premium white wines made from very old varieties of Godello.
Pezas da Portela Barrica Blanco is 100% made from Godello, a native variety of Valdeorras. The grapes come from very old vines over 50 years old located in 11 small plots at 500m of altitude. The vines are planted on slopes of slate soil.
For processing the grapes are harvested and transported to the winery in 20kg boxes.
In the winery a brief maceration takes place prior to fermentation with yeasts.
Once in the winemaking process, the wine is aged in oak for about 6 months.
A complex and elegant wine to drink now or keep for 3-5 years.
Serve at 12ºC
Seafood in sauce, White fish in sauce, Grilled white fish, Grilled seafood, Boullabaise, Fish rices, Baked white fish, Fish stew, Raw seafood
SightReddish yellow with green hues. Clean, bright, with glyceric tears.NoseGreat aromatic intensity, floral aromas and white fruit. Marked mineral background with lightly toasted touches.TasteGood entry, fresh and creamy. Tasty and expressive, very mineral and with very good acidity. Long, fruity finish.
SightPale yellow with a greenish border. Bright with a good glyceric tear. NoseVery good intensity. It has a marked varietal expression, with its characteristic white fruit and floral notes which are displayed in good balance with the elegant toasted and mineral notes. While all these aromas are very subtle on first nosing, they gain intensity as the wine opens up. Taste
This Valdeorras white wine has a very good, wide and bulky attack as well as a powerful, tasty and unctuous mid palate. It has very expressive mineral notes and a very long finish with fruit notes and nice toasted touches. A very original and elegant white wine that is pleasant to all the senses.
SightStraw-yellow colour with greenish reflections. Clean and very bright. Elegant, fine tears show on the glass.NoseIntensely aromatic. Clean, fruity and floral nose. Once warmed up, it exudes notes of its ageing. A subtle mineral note at the end adds an elegant touch.TasteAfter a bulky attack, this wine is unctuous, rich and very dense on the palate, filling the mouth with nice fruity sensations, lightly toasted aromas and a refreshing mineral note. Profound acidity balancing the set. Long and persistent finish.
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SightPale yellow colour with a greenish border. Bright. Good glyceric tear.NoseVery good intensity. It shows a marked varietal character, the typical notes of white fruit and flowers which are displayed in a very good balance with the elegant toasted and mineral notes. While all these aromas are very subtle on first nosing, the gain in intensity as the wine opens up.TasteThis white wine has a very good, wide and bulky attack and a powerful, tasty and unctuous mid palate. It shows a very expressive minerality Very long finish which leaves notes of fruit and nice toasted touches.
Very original and elegant white wine that will provide lots of sensations.
SightIntense and brilliant golden yellow colour. Glyceric tear. NoseA wine that gains intensity and complexity as it is opened. Intense aromas of ripe white fruit (apple, pineapple) accompanied by strong mineral notes with a touch of anise, nuts and notes of fine wood. Taste
Good and wide attack. Oily mid palate with good burden of fruits. Good acidity that provides the wine with freshness. Fresh, oily and intense. Long and involving finish.
SightPale straw yellow is the color of this wine, which reflects bright gold of summer orundense.NoseThe variety Godello, with all the splendor of terroir is the expression of your nose: ripe fruit, white flowers, herbs and minerals. TasteFlavor is intense, with refejos fruit in keeping with the character of the land: aromatic, complex and involving. A wine that does not end in the bottle.
SightPale straw yellow is the color of this wine, which reflects bright gold of summer orundense.NoseThe variety Godello, with all the splendor of terroir is the expression of your nose: ripe fruit, white flowers, herbs and minerals. TasteThe mouth is intense, fruity, in keeping with the character of the land: aromatic, complex and involving. A wine that does not end in the bottle.
This Denomination of Origin occupies part of the beautiful valleys of the rivers Sil and Jares in the Northeast of the province of Orense. Vineyards line the slopes of the mountains that frame the river valleys and at the bottom of them, occupying floors slate of very good physical condition and adequate fertility, sometimes on steep slopes. The variety of higher quality and prestige, among whites, is the Godello, white wine grape that provides very fine fruity and floral aroma and excellent structure in the mouth. Next to this is the providing variety Tinta Mencia reds, purple, intense and elegant aroma and soft fleshy fruit not without its nerve.
The history of the vineyards date back to 1885, when the winemaker José Ramón Gayoso, began planting Godello on the slate slopes on the hills in the valley of the Sil, relying on the variety of possibilities, despite all their peers labeled him insane.