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Valdespino Inocente Fino Sherry Andalucia

Valdespino Inocente Fino Sherry Andalucia

€15.95
 
Valdespino is one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production going back six centuries. Back in 1264, Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought against the Arabs for the city of Jerez with King Alfonso X. As a reward for his efforts, he was given the land that formed the basis of the bodega. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, who purchased the bodega in 1999. They own 750 hectares of vineyards in Jerez, including the renowned 'Macharnudo' Pago. This vineyard ownership allows Valdespino very close control over grape quality. They are one of the few bodegas to make single-vineyard Sherries and are also renowned for their VOS (Very Old Sherry) with over 20 years of ageing and VORS (Very Old Rare Sherry) with over 30 years of ageing.
  • Body
    Medium
  • Country
    Spain
  • Region
    Andalucia
  • Colour/Style
    White
  • Grape Variety
    100% Palomino

Description

37.5cl Bottle Considering the finished wine is ten years old, it is bursting with freshness and flavour. The Fino Inocente, made from grapes grown in Valdespino’s own vineyard, Marcharnudo Alto has complex aromas of sea salt and toasty yeast with a lifted, citrus finish. The Palomino grapes for the Fino ‘Inocente’ are grown in the Pago Macharnudo – one of the top single-vineyard sites on the Jerez DO. At 135 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest altitude sites in the region and has a south-east aspect with a 10% gradient – perfect exposure for the Palomino to reach optimum levels of ripeness. Soils are white ‘albariza’ - rich in calcium carbonate, silica and clay. Albariza has excellent water retention properties and acts like a sponge, but it also forms a hard surface layer when it dries out, preventing evaporation. After the harvest, channels are dug between the vines to exploit these properties and trap the winter rains, creating a water reserve to sustain the vines through the heat of the Jerezano summers, during which temperatures can exceed 38°C. Straw yellow in colour. Savoury aromas bread dough, almonds, olives and dried apples dominate on the nose. Bone dry and bracingly refreshing on the palate, with a saline minerality and a long and complex finish.

Details

Food Pairing Sweet desserts Mature and hard cheese Appetizers and snacks Aperitif Cured Meat
ABV 15%
Categories Wine, Spain, Fortified Wine, Vegan Wines, Wines Under €20

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