Fernando de Castilla Antique Fino (50cl)

£23.50

A stunning pasada style Fino sherry – rare and unique

The wine is made from the first pressing of grapes to give a light fresh style. Fermentation takes place at relatively high temperatures to reduce fruit flavour. This makes a very neutral wine which is perfect for the production of sherry. The wine then undergoes natural malolactic fermentation, converting harsh malic acid to softer lactic acid. In the February after harvest, the wine is fortified with grape brandy up to 15% abv. Once at this stage the wine is then added to the youngest Criadera in the Solera. The wine then begins its ageing process under flor, a special type of yeast. Antique Fino is carefully selected from the classic fino and is aged for a further 4 years without any movements, except for monitoring the condition of the Flor yeast. The wine is fortified again, prior to bottling and this time, to 17% Alcohol. This additional alcohol helps to protect the wine and make it more stable, allowing less wine making intervention and a more natural product.

Rich and long with greater depth and complexity than a standard Fino – as such Jan refers to this as his ‘Winter’ Fino! Appealing salty tang and a long citrus finish. Very fresh and pure.

Colour – White, Fortified
Producer – Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla
Country – Spain
Region – Jerez
Vegan – Yes
ABV – 17%
Grapes – Palomino Fino
Vintage – NV
Sustainability – Non-Organic
Female Winemaker – Yes
Food Pairings – Hard cheeses, Smoked Fish, Scallops

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