the wines of Godmé stand out commitment of the family is
from the first and
foremost. Sabine and vineyard and on the dedication in the sales
Hugues are tireless workers in the road. It is rare to find such and marketing department backed
the first domaine devotion
time I met Sabine and she invited me to the for a tasting – her positive personality and to the family business were addictive, but there
was no way that the presentation, I thought. only talks the talk but
wines I was walks
could measure up to wrong. Turns out she the walk, and I found
her not the
range to be stunning and library releases.
Godmé’s Millésime –
As Sabine gathers new fans for the brand, Hugues works his magic in the vineyard and winery. They work the vineyards as naturally as possible, keeping an eye on tradition at the same time they allow the winery a modern
Godmé is always interested in “what they can do next” in
winemaking. balanced but relying upon
They strive for a wine that is not only is intrinsically sweet and fruity without dosage, so expression of the grapes is
insecticides have been used
all treated organically (no since the turn of the century) growing movement towards
emphasized. The depending on the also used at times,
wines are aged in both steel and oak cuvée, and malolactic fermentation is depending on grape variety, wine, and
(reasoned farming practices). Godmé was also one of the first producers (big or small) to move towards ISO certification in order to establish a repeatable and traceable quality and improvement system with their wines.
contributes to the success of their Sabine aren’t afraid to try something can learn from it.
wines; new as
In terms of new releases from Godmé, you should be on the lookout for an upcoming series of single-vineyard wines. Godmé has access to a few very special vineyards, and they are finally getting ready to share them with the consumer. Verzenay, Villers-Marmery, and Ville- Dommange all are sites where Godmé already excels, and
will be a Blanc de Blancs hailing set to debut with the 2004 vintage.
My favorite thing about Godmé is that the wines are still reasonably priced, and back vintages are available upon request (get your hands on some 1995 if you can!). Certainly other wine labels currently demand more attention than Godmé, but I don’t think this will last forever. As more and more wine lovers discover these wines, demand is bound to go up. Godmé’s range isn’t the easiest to find, but with some searching you can probably track down what you are looking for. Right now is actually the perfect time to do this, before a wider audience is clued into just how good these wines are and how awesome they will become.
Special Web Sample Edition - October 2010