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Wine of the Week: 2008 Bodegas Avanthia Godello Valdeorras

What a rich, beautiful white from Galicia in the northwestern corner of Spain. It’s got everything going for it ― definition, minerality, good acidity and a touch of oak. Complex? This bottle could hold its own against a Meursault or a top California Chardonnay.

The grape is Godello, and the grapes come from two old vineyards, 70 and 85 years old respectively. The winery is a project of the Gil family of Jumila, Bodegas Godeval and Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordonez, who, more and more, is getting into making wine.
The 2008 Bodegas Avanthia Godello Valdeorras is a rich, beautiful white from Galicia in the northwestern corner of Spain for about $26 to $28.(Los Angeles Times/MCT)
The 2008 Bodegas Avanthia Godello Valdeorras is a rich, beautiful white from Galicia in the northwestern corner of Spain for about $26 to $28.(Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Drink it with seafood paella or risotto, seafood stews and grilled spot prawns. It should be terrific with richer fish dishes too.

● Region: Valdeorras (Galicia), Spain

● Price: About $26 to $28

● Style: Rich and complex

● What it goes with: Seafood paella and risotto, fish soup, grilled seafood.

By S. Irene Virbila

(Los Angeles Times)

(MCT Information Services)
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