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Wine of the Week: Finca Os Cobatos Godello 2010

Spanish whites seem to be so often defined by Albarino, which admittedly makes a wonderful wine, especially those from Rias Baixas in Galicia in northwestern Spain.

But the Godello grape-and this “other” Spanish wine is 100% Godello-delivers up something completely different and something you should try, especially now that warmer weather is here. This one has a very pale straw color but don’t mistake it for a wine with no character. It has a really lovely floral aroma, with real body, and lots of lime flavors and maybe some pineapple with strong mineral notes.  Crisp and refreshing.  Some compare it to a Sauvignon Blanc but I think the difference is striking.

It’s also a great value, depending on where you buy it; I think it can be had for as little as $12.

David

David Gaier is a 15-year wine educator, collector, student, and aficionado. He built and has operated www.wine-flair.com since 2006.

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