The 2016 vintage was awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2018 edition review of Galician Whites; (see blue link below).
Pago dlC O Luar de Sil Godello sobre lias 2016 - March 2018 Decanter review
This is a complex, smooth wine, with aromas of green fruits and fresh, mineral, intense flavours. The character of Valdeorras is expressed in subtlety and balance.
The grapes are selected from two parcels of land with granite soil on the edge of Larouco.
Harvested in mid-September selecting the grapes in 15 kilo crates. Once the grapes are destalked, they undergo cold maceration below 8ºC to draw out the fruit's maximum expression. Pressed at low pressure, decanted to remove the thick lees and the must is fermented with selected yeast at a controlled temperature for 14 days in stainless steel tanks. Once fermented, the fine lees are kept to increase oiliness, volume and aromatic potency by means of battonage, stirring the fine lees together smoothly for six months, after which the wine is clarified naturally.
A brilliant clean colour, with a glycerine rim in the glass. Elegant complexity in the nose with white wild flower tones. Very well balanced in the mouth between fresh green fruit and the maturity of the fine lees. Pleasant, smooth, complex and delicate, with a predominantly fruity and mineral sensation. Its balance and complexity make it a long-lasting wine.