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As Sortes Rafael Palacios Godello 2013

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93+ Points, Wine Advocate: The 2012 As Sortes is a blend of the Godello grapes from an assortment of small plots of vineyards ranging from 34 to 94 years of age, plots called locally 'sortes', Sortes O Soro, Antiga, Alexos, Os Caneiros, A Coalleira, A Falcoeira and Sorte dos Santos. These small vineyards on sandy soils of granitic origin are located at 680 to 720 meters altitude. The must fermented in 500-liter oak barrels and the wine matured for eight months in barriques with periodical bâttonage. Clean and complex, it feels very different from other whites from Valdeorras, with notes of yellow fruit, citrus and spice accented by creamy touches and just a whiff of smoke. The palate is medium-bodied, with sharp flavors, very good acidity and spicy, tasty and supple flavors. It ends with a mineral, almost salty sensation. The oak disappears with time in the glass and the orange and mandarin peel notes increase. It should last quite well. 15,000 bottles.

Region: Spain » Galicia » Valdeorras

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Color: White
Varietal: Godello
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93+ Points, Wine Advocate: The 2012 As Sortes is a blend of the Godello grapes from an assortment of small plots of vineyards ranging from 34 to 94 years of age, plots called locally 'sortes', Sortes O Soro, Antiga, Alexos, Os Caneiros, A Coalleira, A Falcoeira and Sorte dos Santos. These small vineyards on sandy soils of granitic origin are located at 680 to 720 meters altitude. The must fermented in 500-liter oak barrels and the wine matured for eight months in barriques with periodical bâttonage. Clean and complex, it feels very different from other whites from Valdeorras, with notes of yellow fruit, citrus and spice accented by creamy touches and just a whiff of smoke. The palate is medium-bodied, with sharp flavors, very good acidity and spicy, tasty and supple flavors. It ends with a mineral, almost salty sensation. The oak disappears with time in the glass and the orange and mandarin peel notes increase. It should last quite well. 15,000 bottles.

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