Losada Vinos De Finca

Godello – 2018

Region: Spain - Castilla y Leon

Losada Vinos De Finca

Aiming to make elegant wine in Bierzo, Losada Vinos de Finca sought out old Bierzo vineyards traditionally planted on clay soils. Losada was established on the outskirts of the village of Pieros, on the St James pilgrimage route, midway between Cacabelos and Villafranca del Bierzo. The company also owns vineyard plots, planted mainly on clay soils round Valtuille de Arriba, where grapes for Altos de Losada are produced. The philosophy is to extract to maximum expression from the region’s terroir via the painstaking selection of estates and vineyards. Complexity and elegance are the grassroots of the Losada Vinos de Finca project.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

San Lorenzo and San Esteban de Valdueza vineyards on steep slopes in D. O. Bierzo.

  • Altitude: 600 meters
  • Soils: Slate
  • Vine Age: 40 – 60 years
  • Vine Training System: Bush-trained
Harvest Notes
  • Pre fermentation cold soak for 8 hours
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks and used 500 liter French oak barrels at 16º – 18º C using only indigenous yeasts
  • Aged 6 months on lees in 50% used French oak barrels and 50% stainless steel vessels
Winemaker's Notes

Light yellow color with shining gold tones. A complex godello with white flowers and delicate white fruit aromas of pears, with notes of anise, liquorice and fennel seeds. The mineral-rich, slate soil provides excellent structure and gives the wine crisp acidity.

Wine Summary

100% Godello; alcohol: 14%; grown on steep slate slopes in the San Lorenzo and San Esteban de Valdueza vineyards at 600 meters; 40 – 60 year old, bush-trained vines; cold soak for 8 hours; fermented at 16 – 18º C with only indigenous yeasts in 50% used 500 liter French oak barrels and stainless steel; aged 6 months on lees.

Technical Information
  • 100% Godello
  • Alcohol: 14%

Reviews

92 Points

Beautiful orange blossom, lemon meringue and dried herbs. The palate is full-bodied and succulent, yet quite taut and citrusy. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, November, 2019

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Castilla y León
APPELLATION D.O. El Bierzo
PROPRIETORS
FOUNDED 2005
WINEMAKER Amancio Fernández Gómez
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 2,500 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) No official certification, but farming sustainably with minimal sulphur and using organic practices as much as possible – no pesticides  or fungicides.