Bodegas Avanthia is a project of Bodegas Godeval and
Jorge Ordonez. It was found at 2007. The winery is located in the mountains
next to El Barco de Valdeorras, in
the province of Orense (Galicia), in the northwest of Spain. The Godello
single vineyard was planted in 1975 and is located on the mountain slope in
terraces at 450 m (1,476 ft.) above sea level. The Mencia
grapes come from two very old vineyards planted in 1920 and the other in 1935.
The vines are grown in the vaso
system on south oriented hillsides in soils made of decomposed black slate and
quartz located at 550 m (1,800 ft.) above sea level.
Avanthia Godello is 100% fermented in large format French oak barrels and aged for 7 months. Avanthia Mencia undergoes basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. It is then aged for 14 months in oak before being bottled unfiltered.
Their grapes are hand harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising.