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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Rafael Palacios Louro Do Bolo Godello 2007
Rafael Palacios Louro Do Bolo Godello 2007
(search item no. 98285)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2007 Louro do Bolo is 100% Godello produced from 40-50 year old vines. It was tank fermented and aged on the lies. Light gold-colored, it offers up aromas of petrol, white peach, and spiced pear. This leads to an elegant wine with a vibrant palate-feel, good balance, and outstanding concentration. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."
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About Rafael Palacios:

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 to the almost complete abandonment of grape production in this tiny but historic county, cultivated traditionally on terraces. The predominance of small plots is the result of inheritances drawn by lot, often out of a hat, called "Sorte" in the Galician language and the inspiration for the name As Sortes.