Bodegas Valdespino (375 ml) 'Inocente' Fino Sherry, Jerez DO
Item Number: 6286
Sub Region: Jerez
Appellation/AVA: Jerez DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Macharnudo
Grape(s): 100% Palomino
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Total Acidity: 3.5
Soil Type: Albariza, white color, clay texture and high in calcic carbonate
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are sourced from the Macharnudo Alto and vines in excess of 25 years old. The wine is fermented naturally in very old oak barrels. They remain in this “sobretabla” for 1 year fermenting to about 12% alcohol and forming the flor. The wine is then removed from the lees and fortified to 15% and introduced to the first “criadera” or level of the Inocente solera. The wine undergoes biological aging under veil of flor (yeast) for over 8 years. There are 10 criaderas + the Solera where most Finos on the market only have 3 years aging.
Tasting Notes: Pale straw color. Very delicate and sharp, with clear almonds notes and autolysis. Soft entry, round with structure, volume and character but as well fresh and saline. Long wine and persistent. Enjoy as an aperitif, while cooking, and accompanying the whole meal with it. It is ideal matching seafood and products of saline flavor and with acidity. Very interesting to observe the evolution with the years. The wine goes up in color intensity, gaining in depth and complexity, and it will remain being enjoyable during many years.
Valdespino 'Inocente' Fino featured in the New York Times.