Losada Vinos De Finca

Godello – 2021

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
  • Soil: Slate
  • Vine Age: 40 – 60 years
  • Vine Training System: Bush-trained
Harvest Notes
  • Prefermative maceration for 8 hours
  • Fermentation with only indigenous yeasts at 16 – 18º C in stainless steel tanks and used 500 liter French oak barrels
  • Aged on fine lees 5 months, 70% in stainless steel, 30% in used 500 liter French oak barrels
Winemaker's Notes

Light yellow color with shining gold tones. A beautiful, complex godello wine, white flowers and delicate white fruit aromas like pears, complemented by notes of anise, liquorice and fennel seeds. Great structure from the mineral-rich slate soil gives the wine a crisp acidity.

Pair with light, delicate foods like raw and lightly cooked crab and prawns, steamed or grilled fish, and pates.

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 70 stainless steel, 30% used 500 liter French oak barrels, aged 5 months on lees.

Technical Information
  • 100% Godello
  • Alcohol: 14%

Reviews

93 Points

Bright and mineral nose with limey fruit, nectarines and wet stones. Very zesty and intense, yet pure on the palate, with a bright streak of linear, electric acidity that adds extra verve and velocity. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, September, 2022

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.