Raul Perez Ultreia Godello 2019
The Godello is from three sites in the village of Valtuille de Abajo, though 90% of the fruit in this vintage actually comes from one north-facing site. The ultimate focus here is on preserving acidity, so this wine is picked on the knife edge of ripeness.
Raúl Pérez is fast becoming a winemaking superstar. His Godello, from 20- to 50-year-old vines aged in barrique and foudre, displays scents of yellow fruits, marzipan and Golden Delicious apples followed by an evolving palate of juicy yellow plum, cream, beeswax, peach skin and dried apricot. Steely-fresh acidity keeps the mouth nicely cleansed, working in harmony with a long, tight, mineral finish. Its inherent sweetness perfectly suits grilled king prawns. - 94pts Decanter