Escalada do Sil Blanco

$40 and under

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Winemaker Notes

Pale gold. On the nose, ripe orchard fruit is interwoven with smoky mineral and dried herbs, with a touch of spicebox. On the palate, intense concentration of the orchard and stone fruit flavors, with remarkable acidity and a touch of classic phenolic bitterness. Finishes clean and long.

Wine Information

Escalada do Sil Blanco is a beautiful examination of place from the mind of Alberto Orte. Grown on steep, terraced slopes high above the Sil River in eastern Galicia, this is a singular expression of Godello that showcases the unique terroir of DO Valdeorras. Located between Bierzo and Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras is the “Gateway to Galicia,” famous for a mild micro-climate that spurred the Romans to call it the “Valley of Gold.” Planted at high altitude far above the river, this site brings cool nights and warm (but not hot) days, allowing for persistent acidity alongside lush, round fruit. Composed of slate and granite, the soils of this site are perfect for the adding texture and a mineral backbone to the classic Godello orchard fruit profile.

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