(Fraga do Corvo means a crow forest)
Grapes: 100% Godello.
Winemaking: Tamaguelos Vineyard with 10 acres supply 100% of their grapes, average age of the vines 30 years old, yielding small amounts per vine, but high concentration. Manual harvest and grape selection bunch by bunch. Temperature controlled fermentation and then aged in stainless steel on fine lees for 7 months. After that at least 5 months bottle aging before release. The wine is never filtered, nor clarified, for added structure. Practice organic and sustainable.
Taste: On the nose it reveals floral aromas, intense fruit notes of apple and pear, citrus and aromatic herbs on a bed of boxwood. On the palate it shows creamy texture, with well-balanced and pleasant acidity of fresh fruit, mineral, luscious with a well-rounded finish.
Color: Pale straw yellow with a grey reflection.
Serve with: White water fish (trout, salmon, eels), pasta, eggs, chicken, turkey, and a diverse range of cheeses.
Talking About the Wines:
-Vinous Media (Spain’s Northern Regions Keep it Cool), Mar ’19 gave 90 points to 2017 Fraga do Corvo white. “Bright straw. Aromas of ripe pear and peach, along with a pungent orange pith nuance. Fleshy, round and supple in the mouth… Finishes long and smooth, with a lingering pear nectar note and a touch of bitter citrus zest that adds final bite.”
-Wine Spectator Magazine, Aug '18, gave 92 points to 2015 Fraga do Corvo, wine is listed "Best Buy and Year's Best Galician & Rias Baixas Wines".
A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18, gave 92 points to 2016 Fraga do Corvo. “Fragas do Lecer’s 2016 Godello “Fraga do Corvo” is produced from thirty year-old vines and fermented and raised in stainless steel. The 2016 offers up a refined and classic expression of Godello, delivering scents of pear, lemon blossoms, salty soil tones, a hint of olive and a gentle topnote of butter. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and zesty, with a fine core, excellent soil signature, lovely balance and a long, complex and energetic finish. This is excellent Godello!”