Bodegas Poniente Fino Sherry

49 JD

The golden colored and pungent NV Fino was bottled for the first time in 2018 (marked with a neck label that says "Saca 1/18"), and the idea is to do one single bottling per year. The wine comes from three vineyards in Pago Añína on albariza soils, so it's a single-vineyard Fino, fermented in bota like yesteryear and organized in four criaderas and one solera that averages over eight years of age. The younger criadera is topped up with the wine from their own vineyards. The winery where the wine matures is halfway between Jerez and Sanlúcar, so it combines the active flor from the cooler location and the volume of a wine that is only bottled and refreshed once per year. It feels old, complex, developed and with volume, with classical aromas and a bone-dry palate. Superb!

Tasting Notes

A pretty, traditional fino with dried apples, nuts, bitter wood and lemon rind. Slightly oxidized, but full of character. Very dry at the end. Lightly salty. Smoky. Drink now.

Food Pairing

Served well chilled, Fino is perfect with fish and seafood, Ibérico ham, or smoked salmon. Anything with tomatoes and it becomes a star pairing. Or pair it with the classic pre-dinner snacks: olives, anchovies, quails eggs or fish patés.

Grape Variety: Palomino

Country: Jerez - Spain


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