Gaba do Xil Godello

$24.99 x 12

Regular price $302.28 PER CASE
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Gaba do Xil Godello
12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $24.99 EACH
Telmo Rodriguez
Valdeoras, Spain

This slinky, mineral white hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for goldmining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello grape. The wine is named for the river Sil that flows through the region (Xil is its ancient name, used by the Celtic people who once inhabited the area). Many of the river’s tributaries are flanked on either side by vineyards, planted in terraces on steep slate hillsides. The label displays a dozen bridges, symbolizing the idea of crossing from one vineyard plot to another.

Winemaker Notes

An early and warm vintage, except for frost on March 27 in Larouco and cooler than average periods in June. Rainfall stayed within normal values, mainly occurring in spring, whereas summer was dry. A dry and hot month of May stopped downy mildew attacks around O Barreiro, and the good health status of the vines was maintained until the end of the cycle. Our harvest started in early September. The grapes were of high quality and produced wines with good ripeness, good structure, and volume. 

92 Points, James Suckling

A fruity white with sliced apple, honey and some pear undertones. It’s medium-bodied with tangy fruit and a flavorful finish. Some dried pineapple and honey at the end. Drink now.

We deliver within the province of Ontario only.

  • Someone of legal drinking age must be present to receive the wine. We are unable to leave wine with anyone under the legal drinking age.

  • After placing your order, you will be contacted by someone from Lifford to arrange delivery. Most deliveries can be arranged within 2-7 business days, depending on your location within Ontario. Please note, we are unable to provide next day delivery on web orders.

  • Each order can be delivered to a single delivery location only. For multiple delivery locations, orders should be placed separately.

  • There is free delivery within Toronto.

  • Outside of Toronto and delivered within our coverage zones, there is a $15 fee.  This fee is waived if order is 3 cases or more or if the value exceeds $600.

  • For delivery outside of our coverage zone, there will be courier fees incurred.