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Valdespino Inocente Fino 'Pago de Macharnudo' 37.5cl

Valdespino Inocente Fino 'Pago de Macharnudo' 37.5cl NV


Bursting with freshness and savory bread and almonds

  • A background of salinity and green apples is layered with notes of freshly baked sourdough, olives, and almonds
  • The Palomino grapes are grown in Pago Macharnudo, which is one of the top single-vineyards in Jerez
  • Fermentation takes place in large American oak barrels, which is unusual for modern-day sherry, but adds wonderful complexity
  • The finished wine has an average aged of 10 years
  • Have as an delightful aperitif with some salty nuts
  • Grape variety: Palomino Fino
  • Vintage: NV
  • Type/Colour: Fino
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
  • Group: Sherry
  • Suitable for Vegans: Yes
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes

'A textbook Fino. A single vineyard wine, this is the last remaining Fino to be fermented in oak butts. It is aged for some ten years yet carries its age very lightly. This is superbly complex - think salted Marcona almonds and tangy green olives, with a thrillingly dry character. 93 Points' - Sarah Jane Evans MW, Decanter, 2.11.16

Valdespino stakes a claim as the oldest Sherry bodega, and it is hard to argue with six centuries of Sherry production as evidence. The family have been involved in making Sherry for around 700 years; exactly when they started up is not clear, the information lost in the mists of time. The family business is located in Jerez, in some of the city's oldest and most attractive buildings. Unsurprisingly practices here are traditional, most notable is the fermentation, which takes place in cask for the vast majority of the harvest. In addition the business encompasses the bodega Manuel de Argüeso in Sanlúcar de Barrameda which is the source of the firm's Manzanilla.