Bodegas Forlong, "Burbuja", Palomino Método Ancestral
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Bodegas Forlong, "Burbuja", Palomino Método Ancestral - 2020

Item # 44907 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

From a once abandonded estate, reimagined and reinvigorated by the current owners, comes this sparkling dry white método ancestral. Made from Palomino grown in the famous Albariza chalk soils of El Puerto de Santa Maria, and bottled with only a single fermentation, this is a very traditional style of sparkling wine. Pair with fried cod in sweet paprika.

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Staff Pick Notes

The albariza soils in Jerez are some of the most beautiful in the world, and you can feel their influence in the wines. Of course, the bulk of production goes into the fortified wine known as sherry. Sherry, known for it's nutty, oxidative flavors, can range from a delicate, almost salty fino style to deeply colored olorosos that taste of toffee, dried fruit, and tobacco. But when the wine grown there is vinified conventionally, into either still or sparkling white, it takes on incredible mineral purity that brings to mind the driest, chalkiest Champagnes in a way that can fool (and delight) even the most experienced nose. This bottle, a methode ancestrale sparkler, nails that expression of terroir, and pairs it with the perfect level of bubbly and aromas of lemon zest, quince, cream, almond, with a light cider-y, saline tinged finish.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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Sherry actually gets its name from our anglo-inability to pronounce the word “Jerez,” the town at the southern end of Spain in which the wine is produced. Like Champagne, Sherry can only be called Sherry if it comes from this specific region. That said, there are other “Sherry-styled” wines worthy of note produced outside of the Sherry D.O. (known as vinos generosos). Montilla, lying to the...

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Accounting for over 90% of the vine plantings in Jerez, this relatively neutral grape provides the ideal “blank canvas” for the creation of fabulously complex Sherries (much like the Ugni Blanc grape does in Cognac).


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