Tempestad, Perfect White Wine for October Snowstorm, 100 Percent Godello
If I had not been in Copenhagen during Hurricane Irene, I could have written then about this Spanish wine.
The October snowstorm hitting my area gives me another opportunity to showcase this tempestuous white.
The Tempestad 2009 comes from the Valdeorras denomination, 100 kilometers from Santiago de Compostella. The area around Ourense in Galicia is often battered by storms and this wine is an hommage to the effort it takes to pick grapes on steep terraces that host the vineyards where this wine was born.
Tempestad is 100% Godello ( a lesser known native grape) and I enjoyed its crisp minerality and fresh character.