Louro Godello

26.00

The best white wines of Spain are made of Godello from the region Valdeorras in Galicia. More and more this wine is can be seen in many wine lists across Ireland as its increasing popularity is par to the Albarino from Rias baixas or the Rueda’s Verdejo. Rafael Palacios the maker of this wine comes from something of a winemaking dynasty. His father, uncle and brother are all highly regarded winemakers across Rioja, Priorat and other parts of the country. Rafael himself cut his teeth working on his father’s Rioja estate, prior to training and working in Bordeaux and Coonawarra, South Australia. Rafa started this project in 2004 in the then little known region of Valdeorras, home of a few ancient plots of Godello vines. This grape variety was virtually extinct in Spain but Rafa and a few others realised its potential and extensive replanting of the variety began. The Louro is crafted from younger vines but is selected from plots that produce more age-worthy wines. Fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in used foudre, Louro showcases Rafa’s talent at balancing the minerality of the grape with the richness and texture of the élevage. Pair it with baked whitefish, bluefish, fish and vegetables, grilled fish, grilled whitefish, pasta with fish, poultry, rice with fish, roasted fish, roasted foods.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Clean straw-yellow colour
Nose Combination of white fruit, white flowers, creamy notes and subtle touches of rosemary honey. Hints of bitter herbs and a great saline touch that bears witness to the wine’s great terroir.
Palate Saline minerality, notions of herbs and smoke, and hints of white flowers and fruit. Rock-solid acidity, considerable volume and long, fruity finish.

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Godello 95%, Treixadura 5%.
Alcohol % 14%
Style Dry, full bodied white
Estate/Producer Rafael Palacios
Country Spain
Region Valdeorras
Vintage 2019
Vinification Fermented with indigenous yeast and aged on its lees in neutral 30HL French oak
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink with some cellar potential

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