Friday, May 22, 2009

Rafael Palacios...beautiful Spanish White Wine for the Weekend!

Louro 2007 

Tasting Notes: "The 2007 Louro do Bolo is 100% Godello produced from 40-50 year old vines. It was tank fermented and aged on the lies. Light gold-colored, it offers up aromas of petrol, white peach, and spiced pear. This leads to an elegant wine with a vibrant palate-feel, good balance, and outstanding concentration. Drink it over the next 2-3 years." Wine Advocate

Appellation of Origin: Valdeorras

Varieties: 100% Godello

Vineyards: Both estate vineyards plus some fruit purchased from local growers

Altitude: Between 600 and 700 meters

Soils: Sandy (caused by the degradation of the granite sub-stratum)

Age of Vines: 12-32 year old vineyards

Aging: 8 months in foudre

92 points, IWC 90 points, WA

Find it from your favorite Texas wine retailer for $15.99 or so...Cheers - Ali

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