2020 Castro Ventosa Valtuille Godello

Godello - 750ML
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WA 94
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2022

There is a little more oak in the 2020 Valtuille Godello, because they purchased some new 500-liter oak barrels and that's a difference with the 2019. The destemmed grapes were pressed without any maceration, and the...


Color & Type White
Varietal Godello
Country Spain
Region Bierzo
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Castro Ventosa Valtuille Godello is a white wine produced by Castro Ventosa in the Bierzo region of Spain. This wine is composed entirely of the Godello varietal and comes with a cork closure. It has an alcohol content of 13.5%.

Critically acclaimed, this wine received a score of 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. The reviewer, LG, highlighted several notable elements in the tasting notes dated February 1, 2022. According to the review, the 2020 Valtuille Godello sees slightly more oak influence compared to its 2019 counterpart, thanks to the addition of new 500-liter oak barrels. The winemaking process involved destemming the grapes and pressing them without any maceration. Fermentation took place in 500- and 700-liter French oak barrels, followed by maturation with the lees, but without bâtonnage, for one year. This specific bottling represents a selection of the best barrels, with the remainder contributing to the blend for the El Castro de Valtuille.

The wine is described as "a little flinty and smoky, a little à la Bourgogne, with some balsamic notes." It is noted for being round and complete, delivering very tasty flavors and great balance. LG also mentioned that it is "a little riper than the 2019" vintage but feels "deeper and just one step above in everything." The review enthusiastically concludes that "this might be the finest white produced here so far," underscoring the exceptional quality of this wine. Only 1,500 bottles were produced, and the wine was bottled in November 2021.

Overall, the 2020 Castro Ventosa Valtuille Godello is characterized by its depth, balance, and complex flavor profile, which includes flinty and smoky notes with a hint of balsamic. It stands out as a superior offering from Castro Ventosa, making it a noteworthy choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a high-quality white wine from Spain's Bierzo region.