Matt’s review: Via Nova’s Godello grapes benefit from the warm continental climate in the Spanish DO of Valdeorras, which is great for ripening the fruit, coupled with an Atlantic maritime influence that ensures Godello grapes retain their crisp mouthwatering acidity. Although Godello may not be as popular as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, it certainly delivers great flavour, structure, and acidity, making it a terrific wine to enjoy with food, and a great conversation piece too. Via Nova’s 2015 Godello shows tart citrus, almonds, olives, and sea breeze on the nose. The palate is crisp, textured, and refreshing, with pithy grapefruit, tart apple, and minerality persisting on the finish making this ideal when enjoyed with Bacalao Ajoarriero (salted cod), Ajo Blanco (almond and garlic soup), oysters on the half shell, or seared scallops with creamy risotto. A great wine for enjoying with a fine maritime meal. Tasted November 2016. 90 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca
Look for this wine in LCBO in 2017.