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As Sortes

Rafael Palacios

As Sortes Bottle
Appellation
Valdeorras
Variety
Godello
Age of Vines
40-90+
Farming
Certified organic and in conversion to biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Sandy granite
Altitude
680-740 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, natural yeast fermentation in 500L French oak barrels with temperature control
Aging
7-8 months in 500L French oak barrels (20% new)

Overview

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 (20% new). Each barrel is monitored closely and will be gently warmed is the fermentation shows signs of faltering. For many years this was the benchmark wine of Valdeorras, and arguably one of Spain’s best white wine, until it was unseated by Rafa’s newest cuvées: Sorte Antiga, Sorte Souto and Sorte O Soro.

Ratings & Reviews

98

2019 As Sortes

Source: Decanter

95

2018 As Sortes

Source: WA

94

2017 As Sortes

Source: WA

95

2016 As Sortes

Source: JD

95

2016 As Sortes

Source: WA

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2015 As Sortes

Source: WA

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2014 As Sortes

Source: WA

93

2014 As Sortes

Source: VM

Galicia, Spain
  • Location
    Galicia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Valdeorras
  • Proprietor
    Rafael Palacios
  • Winemaker
    Rafael Palacios
  • Size / Elevation
    24.5 hectares / 650-740 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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