Rafael Palacios Louro Do Bolo Godello 2009

White Wine from Spain

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Item No. 107229
  • white wine
  • ST91
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

92% Godello & 8% Treixadura from the extraordinary granite slopes and terraces of Galicia's Valdeorras.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale yellow. Alluringly pure, mineral-dominated nose blends citrus fruits, ginger, white pepper and minerals. Wonderfully fresh and vibrant in the mouth, with flavors similar to the aromas, conveying an impression of vivacity with no excess weight. Closes on a nervy lime zest note and with excellent clarity and length."
91 Points

"The 2009 Louro is 100% Godello aged for 8 months in foudre. Medium straw-colored, it exhibits an enticing perfume of liquid minerality, spring flowers, baking spices, honey, and white peach. On the palate it has superb volume, bracing acidity, great concentration, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish that belies its modest price. It is an outstanding value. "
90 Points

Learn About Rafael Palacios Map ItMap It

Rafael Palacios began his wine project in Valdeorras in 2004, purchasing mature vineyards of the indigenous Godello variety from older local growers. His previous experience in the area as a consultant had motivated him to try and recuperate the unique sub-zone of the Bibei Valley in the Municipality of O Bolo. The extreme topography and the low productivity of the soil had led...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Other White Wine

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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Winemaker's Notes "The 2007 Louro do Bolo is 100% Godello produced from 40 50 year old vines. It was tank ...
Winemaker's Notes "Green tinged yellow. Fresh peach and melon scents with an undercurrent of spice. Silky pit fruit flavors offer ...
Critical Acclaim "The outstanding 2012 Louro is a blend of 92% Godello and 8% Treixadura aged five months in large ...
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