Bodegas Avancia - Nobleza Godello Old Vines 2021


Avancia Nobleza Godello is the result of a barrel selection of wine sourced from the Finca Aeiroá, planted in 1939 above O Barco de Valdeorras on slate and schist soils. This spectacular site is a field blend primarily of Godello intermixed with Mencía and other red grape varieties. The northern orientation of this site and slate soils produces wines of remarkable freshness and minerality.

Bunches are partially destemmed (but not crushed) and partially maintained whole for the press, which is carried out in a horizontal pneumatic press. The must undergoes a static settling in stainless steel before being racked to puncheon and demi-muid (500L & 600L), 33.33% new, and inoculated with a pied de cuve started with neutral yeast. Fermentation is carried out at low temperatures.

In 2016, Robert Parker, Jr. stated “One of my favorite wineries in Spain is Bodegas Avancia. This is a small estate of roughly 23 acres, dry farmed (a characteristic of all of the selections of Jorge Ordóñez), with organic viticulture. Their specialty is working with the Godello grape, which may well be Spain’s finest indigenous white grape. It has the texture of a Chardonnay, but with crisp, mineral and floral notes in its aromatics. Avancia is certainly the top producer of this intriguing and delicious dry white.”

"Light yellow to the eye, this wine has a bouquet of mango and passion fruit. It is bright at first sip, offering flavors of clementine, pineapple, vanilla bean and honeysuckle that wind down to a bright, citrus-blossom-infused finish. Jorge Ordóñez Selections." - 94 points, Wine Enthusiast

"A pure and zingy godello here with fresh mineral, oyster shells, sliced green apples and a hint of sour cream. Textured and nervy on the palate, showing elegance and subtlety with a saline smack in the finish." - 93 points, James Suckling


Producer: Bodegas Avancia

Country: Spain

Region: Galicia

Varietal: Godello

Appellation: Valdeorras

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml