Valdespino, Fino "Inocente" Sherry
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Half-Bottle of Valdespino, Fino "Inocente" Sherry - NV

Item # 27736 375mL
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Tasting Notes

A pungent yet delicate Fino that innocently tempts the palate with salted almond notes complementing lean ocean breezy aromas. This Palamino is subtly rounded, lending a smooth feel and voluminous character, finishing sea foam fresh. A great idea for garlicky tapas, assertive spiced crustaceans and Spanish cheeses. This Sherry comes from 25 year old vines grown in s single vineyard called Macharnudo Alto and was fermented naturally in neutral barrels. The wine remains in "sobretabla" for 1 year, is fortified to 15% and introduced to the Inocente solera, where it ages under flor for 10 years.


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Staff Pick Notes

Hello, Here is my plea wrapped up in a tidy tidbit of advice: Ugh, I hate when people give advice. But this truly is good advice and necessary advice. If your love of sherry isn't already burning deeply in your belly then you need to hit your local market and grab some olives, feta, marcona almonds, hmmm how about some Jamón Ibérico, Catalan anchovies, marinated gigante beans. The salty, briney nuttiness of this Fino sherry will not only complement these foods but together they burn beautifully bright. Burn, burn, burn brilliantly.

- HG

About the Producer

Jerez, Spain The origins of this historic bodega date back to 1264 when Don Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 Knights responsible for expelling the Moors from Jerez. As a reward for his efforts the king gave him land grants in the city of Jerez and thus began Bodegas Valdespino. The heart of Valdespino is its vineyards. They are the only sherry house to make single vineyard wines. The vineyard,...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Spain

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Jerez

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Fino

Fino Sherries are the driest and most delicate of the lot. Here, the flor is at its thickest and most protective. This style of Sherry is light and refreshing - it spends an average of only three to five years in the solera. It should absolutely be consumed while young, within at most a year after its release. Fino Sherry works fantastically as an aperitif, as it pairs particularly well with...

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Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda

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Palomino

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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