A Coroa Press

From The Wine Advocate

88 points
2014 A Coroa 200 Cestos
Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate #224 (Apr 2016)

Drink: 2016 - 2019, ($36) There is a new limited production Godello, the 2014 200 Cestos, sourced from a single old vineyard on granite soils, and fermented in a combination of stainless steel vats and barriques. This feels marginally more complex with some yellow fruit intermixed with apples, pears and a balsamic hint of bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied, with good acidity and the varietal telltale slightly bitter finish. 3,954 bottles were filled in July 2015.

87 points
2014 A Coroa A Coroa
Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate #224 (Apr 2016)

Drink: 2016 - 2018, ($20) The 2014 A Coroa is pure, fresh, unoaked Godello that is quite straightforward. It is fruit-driven and fresh with flavors of pears and apples, and good acidity. 67,000 bottles produced.

From Vinous (International Wine Cellar)

91 Points
2013 Adegas A Coroa 200 Cestos Godello Valdeorras
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

($35) (made from vines that are approaching their 70th birthday): Light yellow-gold. Pungent citrus and pit fruit aromas are complemented by chalky minerals, tarragon, jasmine and ginger. Palate-staining Meyer lemon and nectarine flavors firm up in the mid-palate and show excellent focus. Powerful yet lithe, with emphatic finishing punch and mineral-dominated persistence. Transcends this difficult vintage and possesses the depth to handle full-flavored foods as well as the finesse to work with lighter fare, even sashimi or sushi.

90 Points
2013 Adegas A Coroa Godello Valdeorras
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014

($25) Pale yellow-gold. Potent, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit aromas show very good clarity and pick up an appealing floral nuance with air. Dry and precise on the palate, offering bitter quinine and Meyer lemon flavors that give way to richer pear and melon with air. Closes stony and long, with repeating florality and a touch of tarragon.

93 Points
2012 Adegas A Coroa Godello 200 Cestos Valdeorras
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds

Pale gold.  Explosive aromas of mineral-accented pear and tangerine, with suave notes of smoky minerals and white flowers adding complexity.  Juicy, penetrating citrus and orchard fruit flavors show impressive depth as well as vivacity and pick up a hint of honey with air.  Really stains the palate, finishing with superb clarity and lingering florality.

91 Points
2012 Adegas A Coroa Godello Valdeorras
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds

($24) Green-tinged yellow.  Lemon zest, green apple, white flowers and fennel on the mineral-accented nose.  Dry and incisive, offering intense citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors and a subtle herbal quality.  Dry and precise on the minerally finish.

92 Points
2011 Adegas A Coroa Godello 200 Cestos Valdeorras
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds

($34) Bright gold.  Nectarine, poached pear, lemon pith, anise and honeysuckle on the highly perfumed nose.  Deeply concentrated but energetic, offering creamy orchard and pit fruit flavors and notes of ginger and smoky minerals.  A nervy citrus fruit note adds definition to an impressively long, sappy finish that shows excellent clarity.

91 points
2011 Adegas A Coroa Godello Valdeorras
International Wine Cellar, #164, Sept./Oct. 2012 - Josh Raynolds

($23) Pale gold.  High-pitched aromas and flavors of orange, green apple and fresh fig, with a gingery topnote.  Lithe and precise, with excellent finishing clarity and lingering floral notes.  This suave, seamless wine would work with light as well as with richer foods, or all by itself.

From the New York Times

In Spain, the Promise of Godello
May 26, 2012

Eric Asimov of the New York Times featured godellos from Galicia and Bierzo in his article "In Spain, the Promise of Godello". His top choices include Amizade and A Coroa.