Rafael Palacios `Louro Do Bolo` Godello 2019
Citrus, floral and light herbal. This is fleshy and deeply mineral on the palate. A wonderful mountain white.
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.
Producer: Rafael Palacios
Region/Country: Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain
Production Method: The grapes were pressed and the must was fermented in 35 hectolitre French oak foudres. After fermentation the wine was then aged on lees for four months prior to bottling.
Style: Floral aromatics and salty, citrus fruit flavours. Medium bodied with great length.
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, salads, aperitif style
Since starting his own winery in 2004, Rafael Palacios has fast become one of Spain’s pre-eminent producers of white wine. The hills are so steep that most of the vineyards are planted on 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.