Waiting for Godello

“Keep an eye out for Godello.” was what the acclaimed Dutch wine writer Hubrecht Duijker intimated to me in the 1980s. Of all the wonders in Spain's treasure trove, he had singled out an unknown white grape from Galicia. It certainly raised my interest. Time had come to investigate and see what had become of Duijker's expectations.


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Wine match: Red wine

Tantalizing aroma of a steak sizzling on the grill? Tempranillo or Tinta del País from DO Ribera del Duero is an up and coming red wine that is definitely steak friendly. In fact, Tempranillo red wine is considered the ideal wine to pair with beef.

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Spanish Red Wine Grapes

The tendency to make single-variety wines, dominant in Spain for decades, has led to an increased interest in the identification and authenticity of native varieties. In total, there are more than a hundred majority varieties grown in Spain, distributed throughout the country and present in the different Designations of Origin as authorized varieties.

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