As Sortes Rafael Palacios 2020


Rafael Palacios is the son of D. José Palacios Remondo (founder of Bodegas Palacios Remondo) and the brother of Alvaro Palacios(Priorat) but ultimately a passionate producer of white wine. After producing his first white at the family-run winery, called Plácet, he decided to set up his own winery in Galicia, in the Valle del Bibei, under the Valdeorras denomination. Established in 2004, Rafael Palacios has rapidly become one of Spain’s greatest producers of white wine.

His focus is on the local variety Godello, grown in a small estate on very old vines that are up to 90 years old from the areas steep-sided, terraced vineyards and have been cultivated with respect of the land, without using any type of herbicide or pesticide.

Rafael Palacios is refining his work year after year, reaching the magic of the greatest wines. A top wine, and one to keep.

Grub pairing suggestions are mild Asian dishes, Moroccan specialities, fish ragout with saffron sauce Risotto ai frutti di mar



Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Pale straw
Nose Broad, intense, full and unctuous, but shows a great elegance. White fruit, pear, some citric and marvellous mineral notes. Marvellous acidity and a long and persistent finish
Palate Complex on the nose. Ripe fruit, light floral aromas, mineral, some sweet spices and certain toasted notes

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Godello
Alcohol % 14%
Style Full bodied White
Estate/Producer Rafael Palacios
Country Spain
Region Valdeorras
Vintage 2020
Vinification His winemaking philosophy is minimal intervention with this wine simply being fermented in 500-litre French oak barrels for a short period and on its lees for 8 months before bottling.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed but will develop if stored in the right conditions

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