Casa Rojo 'The Orange Republic' Godello Valdeorras
- Vintage: 2020
- Origin: Galicia, Spain
- Taste guide: Dry & full bodied. Aromas of pear, apricot & peach. Palate is complex & rich with a silky fresh finish - unoaked
- 75cl - 13.5% - Traditional Cork opening
- Food pairings: It goes perfectly with coconut-lime fish curry, vegetable salad with beetroot or omelette with salmon and fennel.
- Vegetarian and Vegan friendly
The wine’s name, ‘The Orange Republic’, is a nod to the thousands of orange trees that surround the five hectares of old vines just outside the village of Petín in north-west Spain. Here, tucked away in the south-east of Galica, just about as far away as you can get from the Atlantic, in one of Spain’s most verdant region, the Godello grapes reach full maturity, prior to being harvested by hand. Godello has become quite fashionable in the last few years and the best come from appellations such as Valdeorras.
To the nose, this Casa Rojo white wine reveals all manner of papayas, mangos, grapefruits, honeysuckle and physalis. As if that wasn't already impressive, other aromas like forest floor and sun-warmed rock join in. This Spanish wine delights on the palate with its elegant flavours, many of which carry from the nose. In the finish, this youthful wine finally delights with a beautiful length. Again, hints of grapefruit and orange blossom show. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the soils dominated by slate and limestone join in.
This wine will develop for another year or so so can be cellared until next year at least.
We have found this wine for as much as £25 elswhere and have only sourced a handful of bottles ourselves which we can offer at £17.95 each