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This Godello Palomino comes from an area known as “Boca do Monte” (mouth of the mountain) to the locals, where an impressive tunnel carved by the Romans in the 2nd Century diverts the mighty river Sil. The winemakers here in Valdeorras defy rock and gravity to plant their vines along the banks of the river. Most vines here are over 50 years of age and planted on two varied soils: shallow slate adds minerality while loose granite soils retain heat and help strike a balance between sugar and acidity levels.  The two varieties are picked and vinified separately in stainless steel tanks to maintain freshness; complexity is added by a period of six weeks when the wine rests on lees. This also adds to the body, resulting in a medium body wine with delicate mineral and floral overtones and a discernible stony character.