Fraga Do Corvo Godello 2016: From the Spanish region of Monterrei in Galicia comes this impressive jewel, a very elegant and aromatic white wine with a delicate allusion to the flavors of lemon, pear and orange blossom complemented by its refreshing acidity. Nowadays, the white grape variety Godello is one of the most favorite in Spain, which was almost lost after the ravages of phylloxera.
Due to its distinctive fruity expressions Godello is enjoying an enthusiastic revival. Using the 100% Godello grape this amazing Fraga do Corvo has a lemon-golden green color in the glass followed by aromas of yellow plums, pears and saline; intense aromas of ripe fruit with a slight citrus flavor and aromatic herbs.
On the palate, long and juicy, the wine finishes with suggestions of freshly grated ginger, lemongrass, bay leaf and orange blossoms brushed with salty sea breeze minerals.
Pairs well with shellfish, crab and lobster; broiled halibut, salt cod fritters, raw clams and salt-grilled prawn goes perfectly with this wine. Also is great with vegetable and seafood paellas, trout, salmon, eel. Pair it as well with Foie Gras, soft cheeses and Oriental dishes. Remarkable with white meats, specially turkey which makes it also a perfect match for a Thanksgiving meal.
–Wine Spectator Magazine: 92 points to 2015 Fraga do Corvo
A View From The Cellar: 92 points to 2016 Fraga do Corvo. “Fragas do Lecer’s 2016 Godello “Fraga do Corvo” is produced from thirty year-old vines and fermented and raised in stainless steel. The 2016 offers up a refined and classic expression of Godello, delivering scents of pear, lemon blossoms, salty soil tones, a hint of olive and a gentle topnote of butter. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and zesty, with a fine core, excellent soil signature, lovely balance and a long, complex and energetic finish. This is excellent Godello!”
Sue Style, ZesterDaily.com:“Godello is grown in tiny quantities in Galicia in northwest Spain, but it’s steadily gaining ground and gathering a faithful band of followers. Fruitier and fleshier than its better-known cousin Albariño — more mezzo than soprano — it’s a better bet for the Thanksgiving meal. This one comes from DO Monterrei, one of Galicia’s most dynamic designated regions, which hugs the Portuguese border. Made from low-yielding, 20-year-old vines grown on granite soils, it’s zesty, lively and packed with personality — a white wine for folks who think they only drink red.”