Bodegas Valdesil, Valdeorras (Galicia, Spain) Godello “Montenovo” 2020

($16, Polaner Selections):  Valdesil, a winery synonymous with top-notch Godello, makes a lovely array of wines from that under-appreciated grape.  This fresh and clean one is their “entry-level” wine.  And what an entry it is!  It’s a splendid introduction to Valdesil’s talents and the beauty of the wines made from this grape.  Refreshing and bracing, it displays enough stuffing to stand up to full-flavor food such as garlic bathed sautéed shrimp.  Yet, it’s neither heavy nor flamboyant, weighing in at a modest 13.5 percent stated-alcohol. Though it will be ideal this summer, it great now for those hearty seafood dishes this winter.  Another bargain!
93 Michael Apstein Mar 8, 2022