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Old 01-02-2004, 01:53 AM
Tad Davis
 
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Hi,

Ok, other than the Albariños, does anyone have any recommendations or
must-tries from the northwest corner of Spain. I'll be there for a
couple of weeks starting next Tuesday. Gotta love that SAS advent
calendar: $300 R/T from Seattle

Tad


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Old 01-02-2004, 02:38 PM
Mike Tommasi
 
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 16:53:18 -0800, Tad Davis
wrote:

Hi,

Ok, other than the Albariños, does anyone have any recommendations or
must-tries from the northwest corner of Spain. I'll be there for a
couple of weeks starting next Tuesday. Gotta love that SAS advent
calendar: $300 R/T from Seattle


A must from around there is a Valdeorras from "Bodegas A Tapada",
specfically their "Guitián Godello" made from formerly obscure
godello grapes.

Mike
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Old 01-02-2004, 05:38 PM
Mike Tommasi
 
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On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 14:38:51 +0100, Mike Tommasi
wrote:

On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 16:53:18 -0800, Tad Davis
wrote:

Hi,

Ok, other than the Albariños, does anyone have any recommendations or
must-tries from the northwest corner of Spain. I'll be there for a
couple of weeks starting next Tuesday. Gotta love that SAS advent
calendar: $300 R/T from Seattle


A must from around there is a Valdeorras from "Bodegas A Tapada",
specfically their "Guitián Godello" made from formerly obscure
godello grapes.


Let me add that the person who confirmed the quality of these wines to
me (before going out and tasting them myself) was Santiago, and I am
sure he will add more great suggestions.

Mike
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:17 AM
Santiago G.H.
 
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Mike Tommasi wrote in
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A must from around there is a Valdeorras from "Bodegas A Tapada",
specfically their "Guitián Godello" made from formerly obscure
godello grapes.


Let me add that the person who confirmed the quality of these wines to
me (before going out and tasting them myself) was Santiago, and I am
sure he will add more great suggestions.

Mike


Thanks Mike for your kind comment. My favorite white not-albariño (actual
D.O. for what commonly is called Albariño is Rias Baixas) is the one you
mention, from D.O. Valdeorras: "Bodegas A Tapada Guitián Godello" 2002 is
not bad, but 2001 is better IMHO. They also have a barrel fermented wine
under the name "Guitián Fermentado en Barrica" which is not my favorite
wine. I think I read somewhere that they were changing the latter for a
less oaked white, under the name "Guitián sobre lías" (Guitián over lees).

In D.O. Ribeiro there is another excellent choice: Viña Meín, with 2001
again a bit better than 2002 IMHO.

I think that Viña Meín and Guitián Godello are the safer bets for Galician
whites out of D.O. Rias Baixas.

Best,

Santiago


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