NGW: Alvarez de Toledo Godello Bierzo 2010   Leave a comment

This little guy doesn’t have a guilty bone in his body.  Neither should you.  Here is this week’s $15 or less offering. 

No-Guilt Wednesday (NGW) is not about compromising on quality.  It’s all about drinking good wine that does not break the bank, eating good food and of course, it’s about sharing with the ones you love. 

2008 Corazón Gewürztraminer 750mlThis is a neat little wine that goes down with tapas as well as Chinese food.  Several nights ago, we had a lovely white produced by Kathy Corison and marketed as Corazón Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer.   That was a lovely $30 bottle of wine.  But I would happily put today’s choice up against that.

We had this wine at a dinner hosted by some Spanish friends and in addition to have a grand time of it, also had two noteworthy, value driven, Spanish reds from Priorato.  Check them out.

Alvarez de Toledo Godello Bierzo 2010 ($8).  This is a category killer.  The category?  Inexpensive white wine.  Inexpensive, but not cheap.  Extreme drinkability in every glass.  Soft apple fruit on the nose.  Surprising viscosity in the mouth. A slight mineral edge as well.   Gentle acidity caresses the fruit, balancing the total package.  I was greatly impressed by this on first tasting and a little less on the second.  Overall, though, at this price, it’s almost impossible to touch this quality– I guaranty that we have all paid more for (and gotten less than) what you will find in this bottle.   Rated **1/2

Posted March 1, 2012 by Sybarite Sauvage in No-Guilt Wednesday

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