Pazos de Rey, Monterrei DO (Galicia, Spain) Godello “Pazo de Monterrey” 2019

($15, Aviva Vino):    Do.  Not.  Miss.  This.  Wine.  Made from an obscure grape (but not for long), from an obscure region (also not for long), this wine is a bargain.  The small, relatively unknown Monterrei DO (pronounced—Mon-ter-rey) is located in the southern part of Galicia near the Portuguese border.  Think of the Godello grape as Chardonnay with an edge.  Pazos de Rey’s 2019 is racy and bright, more mineral-y than fruity, with a delightful hint of lush creaminess.
92 Michael Apstein Dec 8, 2020