The wine: The Casal Novo godello is grown in Valdeorras and comes in at a very manageable 12.5% abv. It is a beautiful golden straw yellow color with an expressive nose of apple and honeydew melon. There is a nice chalkiness and high-tones of citrus reminiscent of ruby red grapefruit. The wine drinks of soft sweet honeydew up front with nice waves of honey and lime across the mid-palette finishing crisp and minerally with tones again reminiscent of melon.
The verdict: This is really a stunning and delicious wine. Rather fruit forward yet perfectly in check, the ripe flavors of this wine are sure to delight. There is fruit, minerality, and acid offering something for everyone. The wine retails for $20 but was unique enough, and brought enough pleasure and interest to be a unique wine well worth the money. I highly recommend this to white wine drinkers who are looking for something different and interesting.