Rafael Palacios and his amazing Spanish White Wine Godellos

(13 Mar 2014)

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The more we taste this North West Spanish white wine the more we love it. Rafael Palacios makes some of the finest examples of Godello. He was in Dublin last week and we got to try some of the new vintages of three different styles of Godello all are available at Jus de Vine.

Rafael Palacios Bolo Mountain Wine Godello 2013 Valdeorras, Spain €17.49

This unoaked Godello is tight, fresh and citrussy with lovely depth of flavour. There are fresh citrus and herb notes, as well as a hint of toast and some pithiness. Very pure and fresh with good concentration.

Louro do Bolo, Bodegas Rafael Palacios, Valdeorras, 2012, Biodynamic €23.49

Fine, fresh and expressive with grapefruit, pear and white peach notes. Finely expressive palate is concentrated and intense with lovely pure pear fruit and subtle nut and toast, as well as some grapefruit freshness. 93/100 Penin Points Do not miss it!

Rafael Palacios As Sortes 2011 Valdeorras, Spain 2012 €41.99

Fine, fresh and expressive with aromas of nuts, citrus and herbs. The palate is lively and ripe with pear, peach, citrus and some spice. Fine toasty notes, as well as apples. Lively, precise and intense. 93 Penin Points. Someone who like a good white Burgundy should try this.


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