Made with grapes from our oldest vineyards in property. They are six small ‘sortes’ that were planted in the late 1970's and early 1980's and that Rafael Palacios acquired upon his arrival to the region during the years 2004 to 2007. They are located on the north side of the Bibei Valley, in Santa Cruz do Bolo and at an altitude of over 680 meters. They are vines of the Godello variety with an average age of 40 years, and clones recovered from old traditional vines within the Revival plan (recovery plan of the indigenous vineyard of Valdeorras). Its soils are pure granite sand, not very fertile and with low yields, which produces wines with a marked geo-climatic character and great personality. Viticulture is based on respect for tradition, the use of organic treatments, and the management of the different works within biodynamic agriculture.
The must is fermented in 500 litre oak barrels and aged for 8 months in barrel.
“As Sortes is endowed with a sense of joyfulness, it has aromatic intensity due to the expression of acidity, - grapefruit, red apple, humid boxwood, chesnut flower – and an attractive mineral touch. Cold terrain and fruit blend into medium-intensity breezes. The Godello shows here its more bittersweet side, its angled and cold start on the palate is brilliant, it stretches out, lean, to be picked up at the end of the mouth with a warm, greasy coat and has a long-life script that projects it towards maturity, where the jovial part fades away and the mineral strength of the granite stands out".