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2021 LOURO DO BOLO, Rafael Palacios. Valdeorras, Spain

Bin:  212

Alcohol percentage:  14%



Valdeorras (valley of gold) is in Galicia in north west Spain, the cool-ish, green region from where so many of the best Iberian whites hail. It’s about 100km inland and is blessed with local grape varieties that are proving to be world-class.

Grape variety:

Godello and Treixadura fermented and matured (for 4 months, on the lees) in very large, old oak casks.


Rafael Palacios is part of one of Spain’s most admired winemaking families – his family’s business was established in Rioja and his brother Alvaro is now a renowned producer in Priorat and Bierzo. Rafael is one of the pioneering quality producers in Valdeorras, working mainly with Godello on sandy /granite soils and terraced vineyards. He buys from around 20 small plots around the region.

Old Bridge rating:

Godello is possibly Spain’s best grape (despite all the fuss about Albarino). Come and find out why.

Press review:

“Brilliant straw colour. Intense, dry, concentrated, sophisticated. Just the job for those who seek a reliable, sensibly priced alternative to fine white burgundy. Confident and long. Honestly, there is just nothing to criticise about this wine.” – Jancis Robinson, describing the 2019 in March 2021.


£23.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£22.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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