Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valdeorras toasting wine, a treasure kept for generations

Photo: Rosa Veiga
While the Regulatory Council tries to retrieve the mass production of this variety for marketing based on grenache grapes, the secular tradition of the toast prepared from godello, has managed to survive in the vineyards and cellars of some individuals.

The land and the quality of the grapes we augur future Valdeorras toasting wine high quality, comparable to the Hungarian Tokaji or the closest Porto of Portugal. This was endorsed by the quality, tradition and reputation that these wines have in the past in Valdeorras land. Back in 1900, were notorious reputation and wide acceptance in the Paris Universal Exhibition.

Today, the Regulatory Council of Valdeorras, hand technical direction select the Garnacha as the prolific and adequate for the recovery of these wines, though, the seed has been stored with care and attention within the cellars of a few individuals, who maintained the tradition of preparing these rated concoctions  by the local variety godello.

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