Palomino Fino Jerez Spain
Valdespino are the oldest Bodega in Jerez, proud of a tradition which dates back to the thirteenth century. By appointment to the royal courts of Europe for generations, the wines of Valdespino are unique for their richness and complexity, refinement and enduring appeal to discerning enthusiasts. Manzanilla is a dry style of Sherry, a touch sweeter than Amontillado, vinified and aged very near Jerez, at Sanlucar de Barrameda, its extended ageing and indigenous yeasts impart aromatically clean chamomile characters to the wine.
At the very south of Spain, just a short boat ride from Gibraltar in the province of Andalusia, a unique confluence of geography and clime, conspire to yield a timeless range of multi dimensional, refined old world wines. Valdespino hold a very special provenance, sourced off the very vineyard ceded to Alfonso Valdespino in 1264. Harvests off Palomino Fino grapes from Sanlucar de Barrameda, are vinified at an ancient wineworks on the estuary of Guadalquivir River, to be followed by three or more years in seasoned oak barrels, topped up and racked according to the peculiar Solera system. A thick cap of yeasts protects the wine as it ages, achieving a fresh yet mellow bouquet and palate. Alcohol 15.0%
Pale, golden cream yellow hue. Highly fragrant of chamomile and lemon herb teas, custard apples and toast, lanolin and freshly peeled nuts. Deliciously fresh palate, biscuits and yeastyness, pear notes and meal. A rich yet elegant wine which can be served chilled as aperitif or at room temperature alongside, soups, cheesed and traditional European faire.