La Sonrisa de Tares Godello
A full and aromatic offering of Godello – a specialty grape of north western Spain – from a winery, Grupo Dominio de Tares, that was established to offer the world the native varieties of the region.
Established vineyards with vines between 40 and 90 years old are the keys to their wines. Having been acquired by the winery it now has guaranteed access to grapes from 30ha, both owned and leased.
La Sonrisa’s fruit is sourced from vineyards composed of slate and schist over clay-based soil, fertilised with just sheep manure. The grapes are harvested by hand, fermented with natural yeasts and the wine, whilst youthful in style, undergoes five months maturing on its lees in tank with racking every four weeks.
Domino de Tares combine traditional practices in the vineyards with a modern approach in the winery – the aim to produce wines showcasing the essence and uniqueness of the regional varietals. Headed by Technical Director Rafael Somonte it is a young team who enjoys their winemaking – a reflection of the passion they feel for their land – committed to creating wines that are a success among critics and which have put Bierzo on the map.
A captivating citrus scented nose with green apples; the refreshing palate has a mineral acidity, light, soft body and long finish.
About the Producer
Dominio de Tares
Grupo Dominio de Tares consists of a two wineries: Dominio de Tares, in El Bierzo, and Dominio Dos Tares, in León.
The winery at San Román de Bembibre was founded in 2000, eleven years after the initiation of Designation of Origin Bierzo and became one of the pioneers in the area. From the very beginning, it made a commitment to the region and to obtaining the best grapes from the best estates for both the red and white varietals of the region, Mencia and Godello, selected from the vineyards containing the most interesting soils and locations.