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2020 GODELLO, Benito Santos. Monterrei, Spain
"Benito Santos was a central figure in the modern history of Albariño and the Rias Baixas DO. He began working in his grandfather’s vineyards in the 1930’s making wine for his bar. In the 1960’s he repeatedly won prizes in the Annual Fiesta de Albarino in Cambados and was was instrumental in the creation of the DO in the 1980’s. The winery was built in 1979. He is buried nearby in the grounds of the Monastery of Calago in Arousa.
Current winemaker Jose Antonio Porto concurs and carries on the tradition. Vines are trained on the traditional trellis and are picked by hand in small trays. Winemaking uses only natural yeasts and minimal sulphur.
In 1995, they leased 8 hectares in Monterrei to the east, planted since Roman times. Situated on the Tamega river, a tributary of the Douro, south of Ourense. The climate is more continental here."
£15.77 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£14.94 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.