Gaba do Xil 'O Barreiro'
Since the 2021 harvest, the Gaba white has become a bargain single-vineyard bottling from the 16 hectare ancient parcela ‘O Barreiro’. This is a fresh, unwooded wine, gently handled. Expect grapefruit, canned pear, pomelo, white flowers, thyme, creamy-nutty texture, mineral freshness, a nip of tidying acid.
Almond meal and blossom mix with barley water, cereal and steely green herbs in a spontaneous, unaffected nose. The palate is a fantastic running brook, far from the heavy, front-loaded broadness which often lets Godello down. A delightful, almost dashing wine, lively and filled with the herbs and grasses of the Santa Cruz valley.