White, Ready, but will keep

2016 Louro do Bolo, Bodegas Rafael Palacios, Valdeorras

2016 Louro do Bolo, Bodegas Rafael Palacios, Valdeorras

White | Ready, but will keep | Bodegas Rafael Palacios | Code:  47294 | 2016 | Spain > Galicia > Valdeorras | Godello | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

WA

92/100

WA - I was blown away by the 2016 Louro, a Godello-based white with some 8% Treixadura from their own vineyards. It is from plants averaging 25 years of age panted at some 600 meters on sandy granite soils in the parish of O Bolo. It fermented in 3,000-liter French oak foudres with indigenous yeasts where it matured in contact with the fine lees for four months. 112,000 bottles were filled in April 2017.
Luis Gutirrez - 31/08/2017

The Producer

Bodegas Rafael Palacios

Bodegas Rafael Palacios

Rafael Palacios is the brother of Spain’s leading winemaker and BBR stalwart Alvaro Palacios. It should come as no surprise that the family genius, enthusiasm and attention to detail is also evidenced in Rafael’s wines. Whereas the Palacios family made its name in Rioja, and Alvaro has subsequently achieved world-wide recognition for his vineyards in the appellation of Priorat and (latterly) Bierzo, Rafael has headed to the green north-west Atlantic influenced vines of the DO of Valdeoras, which is located windward of Rueda, not too far to the north of the Portugal border and the River Miño.

The jewel here is the white variety Godello, which is now achieving recognition similar to that latterly afforded to Albarino and Verdejo. Sandy soils with granite substratum allied to historical terraced vineyards add up to hard work, small yields and a concomitant high level of quality.

The Grape

Godello

Godello

Godello is a white grape variety primarily found in northwest Spain and northern Portugal. The grape is capable of producing very fine white wines, and it is in the Valdeorras region that its greatest successes are seen, leading to a steady increase in plantings there. Bodegas Rafael Palacios (managed by the brother of Spain’s leading winemaker Alvaro Palacios) has been the driving force behind the revival of the grape.

In Jancis Robinson MW words' "Godello combines the structure of white burgundy with the finesse of a juicily mineral grape".

The Region

Valdeorras

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