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Characteristics of Valtuille Godello
Valtuille Godello is a white wine made by Bodegas Castro Ventosa, the family winery of the known winemaker, Raul Perez.
Raúl Pérez is one of the most renowned names in the world of Spanish wine.
He produces wines in various corners of Spain as well as in different parts of the world. He also makes his own wines, produces for others and collaborates with friends. From Mencías, in the winery of his native Valtuille, Raúl Pérez Winegrowers, use Monastrell and Syrah from South Africa.
No matter what, with his hands, success is assured. Castro Ventosa is the family cellar of Raúl Pérez, where he spent 10 years helping to make wine until he decided to embark on his own projects.
This Valtuille Godello marks a return to his origins, to the family winery that watched him grow. The grapes come from a single vineyard with sandy soils.
They are fermented in French oak barrels of 500 litres and aged on their lees. A wine of very low production, with just over 400 bottles produced.
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.