Palomino Barossa Valley South Australia
A classic, bone-dry flor style of great finesse, produced using the traditional Solera system, the finest example of its style in Australia. Fragrantly lifted and refined with a lively intensity of flavour, it is best served chilled as the ideal aperitif.
Seppeltsfield (ex Seppelt DP 117 Barossa Valley Fino) is the winner of eight trophies and forty gold medals in Australian Wine Shows since 1990.
Seppeltsfield comprises nearly one hundred hectares of vines, including parcels of the Palomino varietal. Some of the grapes from this vineyard are destined for the highest products from the Penfolds stable, Grange, St Henri and RWT Shiraz. A VIP (Vineyard Improvement Programme) is in place to ensure the best fruit is produced for the next century or two. A number of vintages have been assembled into the definitively dry Australian fortified. Wines of exclusively Palomino grapes have been matured in the traditional Solera method, utilising only the very first cut of free-run juice, the finest and most delicate. After an average maturation of seven years, the resulting wine is light in colour, refined and fresh.
Brilliant pale yellow with a green hue. The nose is stylish and refined with the classic nutty, toasty, tangy aromas of top quality fino. The palate is intense, with a lively, clean freshness and tangy, flor-sherry flavours. Flavours seem to build and offer new dimensions long after the wine is swallowed, before finally evolving to a bone-dry, palate cleansing finish.