Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Godello from Valdeorras gets the silver medal in the competition "Mundus Vini", held in Germany.

Bioca Godello 2010, from the "Maria Teresa Nuñez Vega" winery, gets the silver medal in the competition "Mundus Vini" in Germany.

The event has been characterized by the strong presence of Spanish wines, which this year have been placed at the third position the ones from after Italy and Germany, even doubling the all-powerful France in number of awards.

Being aware of the growing increase in wine exports from this country we should value that the new single-variety Godello is reaching a reconnaissance by one of the most demanding markets and with a wide tradition and culture in the wine's world.

The tasting notes for the single-variety Godello Bioca 2010, elaborated by Maria Teresa Nuñez Vega under the nomination of the DO Valdeorras, are as follows:

"Lemon color, very lifted floral style, with jasmine and orange blossom. Good level of acidity, with spice on the midpalate, layers of complexity, and a long finish."
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wine Espectator gives 90 points to Godeval 2010

The Wine Spectator magazine gives  90 points to Godeval godello 2010.

The prestigious U.S. magazine Wine Spectator, of which the godello of Godeval is one of the regulars in recent years puntuations, did not want to lose the tradition of giving to this Godello 2010 a rating of 90 points.

This award joins to given for The Wine Advocate to the 2010 harvest a score of 91 points. This is the best grade for this wine in its history in the magazine that Robert Parker directs and edits, as the harvest 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 had reached 90 points.

The godello of Godeval, which is marketed in the U.S. under the name "Viña Godeval" includes the following assessments by the prestigious publication:

"This nervy white shows crackling acidity that carries focused flavours of mineral, grapefruit and fresh herbs. A bit austere, but bracing and balanced. A fine complement for food"
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The D.O. Valdeorras, with a harvest of excellent quality, increases the production by 63% over last season.

We are close to end the harvest, and the DO Valdeorras' grape harvest forecast is approaching 7 million kilograms, an increase of 63% compared to the previous campaign, accompanied by an excellent quality of the grapes.

The best omens are being fulfilled for the wine of quality from the DO Valdeorras that with an expanded production in quantity and excellent in quality, determine an historical harvest that that will certainly give a lot and very good to talk in the most demanding international wine sectors.

If the weather conditions have helped to achieve this success, now is the turn of the winemakers and processors to provide a bit of wisdom and good work to prepare the excellent wines.

The different "terroirs" that are in this guarantee of quality bind to the preferences of the winemakers when making the collection, either with a high or a low graduation or with more or less maturation, just to offer to those high qualified wines a diferent note and transform them as unique and distinct in their essence.

Still, the less positive side comes from the hand of the winemakers that, with a so high production, have been forced to decrease the price of grapes. "Palomino" and "Alicante" are very affected in this economic and productive dynamic, being relegated to a background for the quality of the local and traditional "Godello" and "Mencia".
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Friday, September 2, 2011

The internationally renowned chef Eric Ripert Yorker, exalts in his television program "Perfect Pairings" the Valdeorras mencia's wine Casal Novo

 Eric Ripper, chef winner of three Michelin stars and four New York Time stars is a great philanthropist, actively involved in helping the needy of New York. Morover, he presents an awarded cooking show in which the Valdeorras mencia's variety "Casal Novo" has been included, like the perfect match for dishes and meals with intense flavor.

Eric Ripert is the executive chef and co-owner of one of the largest U.S. restaurants, Le Bernardin, who settled in New York in 1986 after its foundation in Paris in 1972. Furthermore, he has presented several television "cooking shows" that have won major awards in the audiovisual international market. To all this, we must add his great philanthropic work for the most needy, giving a large daily amount of qualified products for free through the organization City Harvest.

Through one of his greatest TV hits "Perfect Pairings", known by taking away from the culinary topics that characterize the international cuisine, Ripper shows us the Casal Novo wine, a young wine that belongs to the DO Valdeorras, as a perfect companion to intensive flavored  and fine food.
 
This program breaks with the topic that a young wine can not accompany strong flavors, intending to prove that they are the perfect complement. So he presents the "Casal Novo" as a wine "light" but with a great exquisiteness, that keeps the acidity and freshness needed to counteract intense flavors, such as the high deli sausages shown in the video.

This young wine, soft and spiced, in words from the same Ripert is "the most successful combination to accompany a meal of intense flavors with friends", pointing out that  "definitely, we need a young wine with body and personality to match with those dishes of intense taste and thus achieve an harmonious and proportionate balance of flavors. "

It is not a coincidence that this great chef has chosen a wine belonging to the DO Valdeorras among the immensity of young wines offered by the market; and it's that if the winegrowes of this region have a great knowledge about something, this must be about combinations and pairings exquisite wines with high deli sausages and other intense flavor foods, such as the well-known Botelo of Valdeorras.
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