12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $33.99 EACH
This is the white wine from Telmo’s Gaba do Xil project in Galicia. It hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for gold mining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello grape.
The rocky, terraced vineyards are famously difficult to farm, but Telmo and many others believe that this ancient soil and harsh terrain offer a unique combination of factors that produce wines like no others. Made with 100% Godello from high elevation vineyards that have been organically farmed, with fermentation by indigenous yeasts, in stainless steel witanks, this is a more serious white for those who enjoy minerality and complexity in their wines.
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.