Pagos de Galir Godello is a Galician white wine made by Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España, better known as CVNE, at their newly acquired winery, Virgen del Galir.
CVNE was established on the 24th of March 1879 in Haro, Rioja. Set up by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa. CVNE is based in the traditional neighbourhood of the station, in the heart of the Rioja wine region. Historically, some of the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves here in order to benefit from the ease of transport via rail to the port of Bilbao, the most efficient form of transport in those days. Today, as well as three different estates in Rioja, the company own vineyards across Spain including Roger Goulart in Catalunya, Bela in Ribera del Duero and Virgen del Galir in Galicia.
The Virgen del Galir winery is located in the Valdeorras region of Galica, a region famous for white wines made from Godello and red wines made from Mencia. It was founded in 2002 and acquired by CVNE in 2018. It is located in the a small village called Orense in Etoma in the valley of the Galir river in north west Spain. The famous pilgrimage route of the “Camino de Santiago” passes through this village.
The grapes all come from the winery’s 20 hectares of vineyards which are all located at over 600 metres above sea level and the soils here are composed almost entirely of decomposed schist on terraces. The Godello grapes for this wine come from the A Malosa vineyard in the village of Éntoma, Valdeorras. This is a vineyard considered to be of premier cru quality and status. Grapes are harvested by hand into 15kg crates. The wine undergoes a cold maceration, fermentation and 4 months lees ageing in stainless steel tanks.
Pagos de Galir Godello is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.