98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The single-vineyard Sorte O Soro had not been produced since 2016, and the 2019 Sorte O Soro is the next vintage after that. This plot has always shown additional elegance, freshness and salinity since he started vinifying it in 2004, because of the altitude (710 meters above sea level) and the north exposure to the Bibei Valley, where the old clone is planted on fine granite sand and quartz soils. Like As Sortes, this Sorte also fermented and matured with lees in new 500-liter French oak barrels for eight months. It has 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.12 and higher acidity (at 7.5 grams) than the rest of the 2019s. It feels very harmonious, elegant and nuanced with some creaminess, with notes of wet pollen and yellow flowers. The palate reflects the soil, with vibrant granite and very fine sand and electric quartz (saline), and it's also round and powerful from the clone that is planted in the vineyard. This vineyard is in the process of being organically and biodynamically certified. 2,240 bottles were filled in September 2020."
Vinous Reverie Notes
“among the best white wines ever produced in Spain...simply cannot think of a better white”. ~ Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Sorte O Soro is the culmination of Rafa’s pioneering work in the Val do Bibei. Originating from a single 0.47 hectare plot of 40 year-old vines and farmed biodynamically, Sorte O Soro is the Les Clos or the Clos Ste Hune of Valdeorras. O Soro was the first vineyard Rafa acquired when he settled in Valdeorras as he immediately saw its potential. A natural yeast fermentation is followed by aging for 7 months in new 500 L French oak demi-muids. Luis Gutierrez when tasting the 2011 Sorte O Soro called it, “one of the most exciting whites currently produced in the country.”