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Gaba do Xil Branco, Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez 2019

Tasting Notes

The white 2019 Gaba do Xil Branco was produced with Godello and some other white grapes from a number of vineyards located between 400 and 500 meters in altitude on red clay and slate soils. This fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats, where it matured with the lees for four months. These whites show very reductive when young and only start showing well one year after bottling, so at this early stage, you need to guide yourself by the palate rather than the nose. The palate is super granitic, with that chalky dryness and the tasty finish that is almost salty. This year, it's more granite-like than Godello. 2019 is going to be a very good vintage for whites. 143,820 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2020. Drink 2020-2024.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, July 2020
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