Gutiérrez Colosia, "Elcano" Fino Sherry
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Half-Bottle of Gutiérrez Colosia, "Elcano" Fino Sherry

Item # 27973 375mL

This fino sings of salty sea air tang. Elegantly structured, the palate offers backbone to the open, fresh, iodine nose. This young fino is aged in solera five years, a true classic for smoked almonds, fried codfish balls, and spicy dried sausages.

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It seems everywhere I look there is a new article, informative video or some wino telling me how cool and hip Sherry is. Well I am here to tell you, all the talk is true, Sherry is here and she is ready to party! There are many different types of sherry, ranging from the dry, acidic and briney to the sweet, flirty dessert PX style. My personal rockstar... Fino Sherry the lightest, driest and briniest of them all. It is destined to accompany beautiful and salty snacks. Fuller on the palate but bright and acidic A little oily of a mouth feel but makes for a great food partner. DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of Sherry at first this wine will be different, but don't worry...try, try again. Pair with Manchego cheese, Marcona almonds, salty Kalamata olives, and prepare to meet your favorite new snack pairing!

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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 most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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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 north-east of Jerez, produces some of the finest Pedro Ximénez in the world.


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 almonds, olives, oysters, or any other light (and preferably salty) pre-dinner fare. It should be served...

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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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