Telmo Rodriguez ranks among the top of Spain’s pantheon of elite winemakers. Originally from Rioja, he has spent many years exploring Spain’s numerous wine appellations. Charismatic and articulate, he is a leading spokesperson for the country’s many indigenous grape varieties. First arriving on the scene in the early 1990’s, Telmo partnered with his friend Pablo Eguzkiza to create Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez. The project has identified and restored sites in nine different wine regions across the country.
The Gaba do Xil is made from one of Spain’s rising star grape varieties – Godello. This variety from north western Spain is favored for its adaptability and complex minerality.