2019 LOURO DO BOLO, Rafael Palacios. Valdeorras, SpainOrganic
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: Valdeorras (valley of gold) is in Galicia in north west Spain, the cool-ish, green region from where so many of the best Iberian whites hail. It's about 100km inland and is blessed with local grape varieties that are proving to be world-class.
Grape Variety: Godello and Treixadura fermented and matured (for 4 months, on the lees) in very large, old oak casks.
Producer: Rafael Palacios is part of one of Spain’s most admired winemaking families - his family's business was established in Rioja and his brother Alvaro is now a renowned producer in Priorat and Bierzo. Rafael is one of the pioneering quality producers in Valdeorras, working mainly with Godello on sandy /granite soils and terraced vineyards. He buys from around 20 small plots around the region.
Old Bridge Rating: Godello is possibly Spain's best grape (despite all the fuss about Albarino). Come and find out why.
Press Reviews: "Brilliant straw colour. Intense, dry, concentrated, sophisticated. Just the job for those who seek a reliable, sensibly priced alternative to fine white burgundy. Confident and long. Honestly, there is just nothing to criticise about this wine." - Jancis Robinson, writing in March 2021.
£19.95 per bottle
£18.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles