The man with the Godello gleam


Rafael (Rafa) Palacios is the white-wine member of the family described in Luis's Guide to the Palacios family that I see was our Christmas present to you. See Glamorous Godellos for more of his story.

I have long been a fan of his wines and had the chance recently to taste some of the wines of which he is quite rightly most proud. They included his first single-vineyard wine, Sorte O Soro, that should be wonderful eventually and a new late-harvest wine, Sorte dos Santos, which I found slightly less convincing.

He was encouraged to try these because of the...