White wine, oak aged.
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Winery: Rafael Palacios
Region: Galicia (D.O. Valdeorras)
Bottle: 75 cl
Grape Varieties: Godello
Type: White Wine oak aged
Alcohol Content: 14 %
Serving Temperature: 8º - 10º
Production: Made from the indigenous White Godello grape sourced from a small single plot of 0.50 ha of 40-year old vines producing very low yields and growing on sandy granite soils on terrace slopes at an altitude of 700 meters above the sea level in the Bibei Valley. Vineyards organically farmed and in the process of converting to Demeter, hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, natural yeast fermentation in new 500-liter French oak demi-muids, followed by 7 months in new 500-liter French oak demi-muids.
Rafael Palacios, brother of Spain’s well known and talented winemaker Alvaro Palacios began his new wine venture in 2004 in Valdeorras, eastern part of Galicia in the sub-zone of the Bibei Valley in the municipality of O Bolo. He set his sight on the overlooked region of Galicia and purchased old Godello vineyards from old local growers. The Valley of Bibei is home to the production of Godello based quality wines. The winery owns 21 Ha. of vineyards consisting of 26 different parcels planted mostly with the native Godello grape with vines between 6 – 90 years old, most of them growing on terraced slopes.
Tasting Notes: Clean and fragrant nose, subtle and elegant aromas of white flowers and white fruit. Silky and intense, flavors of tropical fruit with a distinctive saline and mineral character on the finish.
Notes: This is a wine that can be enjoyed for more than a decade.
Young White Wine
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