One of the best and most popular whites from Spain over the last decade, this is made by a member of one of the most famous wine-making families Spain has ever had.
This is super-star territory, even without the price tag.
A delicious, layered, complex and medium-bodied wine that shows amazing versatility in food pairing as well as a delicious and beguiling set of aromas for those who choose to forgo the food... Apricot and white peach notes are met by green apple and a mineral, electric freshness with no bitterness and a real sense of greatness.
This is Godello from the hands that know it best - it is seriously excellent and a rare, old-vines treat for those who want to know more about the grape, while presenting a classic, dry, complex and mouth-filling wine for those who simply want really good white wine. The vines here are up to 90 years old.
In this way, Palacios has put Valdeorras (and Godello production) on the map as a genuinely classic European wine region. Not many other winemakers could claim that accolade within their lifetime.
Oh, and this wine is his "entry" level... it's nuts.
Here's what Leslie Williams said, in his Irish Examiner column on 27th October, 2023
"Rafael Palacios has gained worldwide fame for his Godello, in particular his top wine ‘As Sortes’ which is arguably Spain’s best white wine. This Louro is almost (but not quite) as good — floral and stone fruit aromas, fennel and sage, creamy and complex with brisk acidity and a lingering salty tang."
Style: Vibrant, Refined, Mineral, Medium, Juicy, Iconic, Fresh, Electric, Complex, Bright, Balanced
Best food matches: Tuna, Trout, Tapas, Sushi, St Stephen's Day, Squid, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Poultry, Oysters, Mature Cheeses, Lobster, Goat's Cheese, Fine Dining, Christmas Dinner, Cheeses, Baked Fish, Asparagus