Rafael Palacios – Louro Godello 2019

£20.95

The great Godello grape, and slate soils of Galicia – not to mention the gifted Rafa Palacios – are responsible for this marvel.

Country of Origin: Spain
Growing Region: Galicia
Producer: Rafael Palacios
Grape Varietal: Godello
Vintage: 2019

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Description

Since starting his own winery in 2004, Rafael Palacios has fast become one of Spain’s pre-eminent producers of white wine. His 32 parcels of Godello, which are spread over 19.5 hectares in the Val do Bibei in Valdeorras, Galicia, produce some of Spain’s most interesting white wines. The vines are planted on steep hills turned into terraces buttressed by stones. Rafa’s viticulture is sensitive to the fragile nature of these old terraces, and he has adapted his approach to ensure these magnificent structures are preserved. His viticulture is low intervention, with some of the older plots (or ‘sortes’ in Galician) being farmed biodynamically.

The ‘Louro’ is a straw colour with youthful highlights. It has intense aromas of citrus fruits, wild mountain flowers, hints of fennel and flinty nuances. On the palate, it is fruit-forward supported by a taut, saline minerality and a textural complexity.

Serves at: 8-12°C

Food matches: Great with roast pork or a fish pie – or simply to be enjoyed by itself.

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ABV

14%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2019

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