Awarded 92 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 2016 - March 2018 Decanter review
This is a Godello wine from vineyards on the granite slopes of the town of Seadur (Ourense) and produced at the recently established O Luar do Sil winery. The winemakers aim to enhance the purity of the Godello variety in a lively, fresh, clean and sincere wine.
The harvest starts in early September on the parcels where ripening is most advanced. After passing through a manual sorting table, the grapes are completely destalked and the fruit goes through a cold exchanger to lower its temperature to 9 degrees C to preserve its aromatic qualities. After resting in macerators for four hours the grapes are taken to the press where they are gently crushed to obtain a top quality must. Once fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, the wine only is bled out and the lees are discarded. The wine is then taken to rest until it is finally bottled.
This wine is a clean golden colour in the glass with no oxidation. There are floral notes in the nose and end note aromas of green fruit and tropical tones. It is pleasant in the mouth, nice, silky and well rounded on the palate. It has well balanced acidity and alcohol - this wine should be drunk now and for up to three years' to enjoy it at its peak. The after-taste is long and above all, elegant. In conclusion, this Godello is both pleasant and delicate, with a predominantly fruity and mineral sensation.