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Glass of Godello at sunset at Adegas D. Berna, Valdeorras.
Photo by Gerry Dawes©2011 / email@example.com.
(Not published with The New York Times article.)
In Spain, the Promise of Godello
by Eric Asimov
Others aren’t so sure. To assess godello for ourselves, the wine panel tasted 20 bottles from recent vintages, including 11 from Valdeorras and 3 each from Bierzo, Monterrei and Ribeira Sacra. Florence Fabricant and I were joined for the tasting by Kerin of Tinto Fino and Michael Madrigale, the head sommelier at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud.
Michael, it is safe to say, was far more familiar with white Burgundy than with godello, and he was not buying Mr. Dawes’s comparison, at least not yet. He said he often found the wines confusing, as if the aromas were telling one story and the flavors another. . ."
More on Godello: "Spain's Godello: The Valley of Gold's Answer to Expensive Chardonnay," Article by Gerry Dawes Sommelier Journal January 15 2012
Godello Slide Show May 2012