As Sortes

2019
Spain
Galicia

• As Sortes takes the selection process one step further by employing grapes from vines between 35 and 92 years old from sortes situated in a natural amphitheater, fermenting them with indigenous yeasts and aging them in 500-liter French oak barrels.

• Hand harvested and aged in 7-8 months in 500L French oak barrels (20% new).

• Biodynamic Practices.

98 points
"Sampled from a vat, this is one of the best As Sortes I have ever tasted, comparable to the iconic 2011. It's a prodigy of subtleness and elegance. Everything is firmly delicate in this wine. Restrained aromas open up parsimoniously, with a steely structure like a great Burgundy, but with flinty acidity almost like Grosses Gewächs from Rheingau. Despite the fact that the sample was not yet bottled, the wine had no oak influence, just the indication that it had been aged, as top Godello must. Rafael Palacios is refining his work year after year, reaching the magic of the greatest wines. A top wine, and one to keep. Drinking Window 2020 - 2039."
Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW,
Decanter
, July 30, 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB3468-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Godello
Farming Type: 
Organic