Fashionable Valdeorras

The village of O Bolo in Valdeorras where Rafa Palacios is based

Galicia’s other white wine district Valdeorras is experiencing a not-totally-successful land grab from outsiders. The village of O Bolo is seen here. 

In the 1990s Rías Baixas was all the rage as Albariño became the white wine of choice for trend-conscious fans of Spanish wine. Then Albariño became a bit ho-hum and the precision of Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Rueda took over the spotlight. Now, it seems, it is the turn of Valdeorras. Once known for its mines, Valdeorras is increasingly known for its wines, particularly those made from its signature grape Godello – although the quality of...